National Parks Marathon Project - North Cascades National Park

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25.7 Miles 41.3 Kilometers

 

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100%

Singletrack

4,799' 1,463 m

Ascent

-4,799' -1,463 m

Descent

5,357' 1,633 m

High

2,270' 692 m

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Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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This is a great way to experience both a mountain pass and a lush valley.

Bill Sycalik

Overview

This route features an out and back on Cascade Pass Trail and the Upper Stehekin Valley Trail. It is a great way to get the dramatic views of the North Cascade mountains and the lush green of Stehekin Valley.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildlife

Need to Know

The Cascade Pass Trailhead is the only place that you can drive into North Cascades National Park. All other park access is via a trailhead or a road in another park (National Recreation Area or National Forest). This route is the only way to start and end in the park.

Description

From the start, you'll be faced with a challenging 2,750 climb on the Cascade Pass Trail to get to the pass. This involves some technical, rocky terrain but no scree. The descent into the valley is gradual with several water crossings. The Upper Stehekin Valley Trail is nice singletrack, and you'll enjoy the scenic views of this lush green valley. The return back to the Cascade Pass Trailhead does provide for views that are not seen on the way down.

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