Top Adventures in Marblemount

  • Hike to Monogram Lake

    On a drizzly day, we set out to patrol Monogram Lake. Sore legs and thousands of feet later, we had the pristine lake all to ourselves with gorgeous fall weather and peek-a-boo views of the North Cascades.From Highway 20 in Marblemount, take Casca...

    9.8 miles 4500 ft gain

  • Hike to Lookout Mountain Lookout

    Beginning about 7 miles down the Cascade River Road from Marblemount, the Lookout Mountain Lookout trailhead is on the north side of the road with parking for about 4-5 cars. With about 4500' elevation gain in 4.7 miles, this hike is definitely a ...

    9.4 miles 4500 ft gain

  • Sauk Mountain Summit 5,541'

    Even from the Trailhead, the views overlooking the Skagit River valley, all the way out toward Mount Vernon, are outstanding. The trail follows 20 tight switchbacks as it makes it's way 600 feet up to the southern crest of the summit ridge. This i...

    4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike Lazy Bear Falls

    To get to Lazy Bear Falls, take Bacon Creek Road off the North Cascade Highway for 5 miles. At the 3-way fork, take the left road, which will lead you down and over a bridge crossing Bacon Creek. From here, the road will require 4x4 and high clear...

  • Hike Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

    To get to your campground or to Trappers Peak, hike roughly five miles along the trail to ridge, where the trail divides. If you head left you'll go down into lake basis where you can drop your gear. Come back to the divide and head right, which w...

    11 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Winter Ascent of Trappers Peak

    North Cascade National Park is home to some of the most rugged and remote mountains in the lower 48 states. Because of this, the area is rarely seen up close and personal in the winter, but there are a few spots where you can see these wild mounta...

    11 miles 5966 ft gain

  • Hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

    Be careful when heading up this 4.5 mile trail since there can be snow coverage into the summer. When you start the trail, you'll get a little tree coverage as you start climbing up. Unfortunately, the shade starts to dissipate after about a mile,...

    8 miles 3300 ft gain

  • Backpack Anderson and Watson Lake

    The drive up was easy, but at the end it gets a little tricky - the service road is sharp gravel and runs for about 10 miles to the trailhead. Some spots are steep and there are large potholes, but slow and steady wins the race. There's a lot of v...

    4 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike the East Bank of Baker Lake

    Access the hike from a 26.5-mile drive down Baker Lake Rd to the Baker Lake Trailhead. Note that the last 6 miles are unpaved and rather rough. The trail starts at low elevation so there's rarely snow or condition concerns, even in early spring.Th...

    9 miles 500 ft gain

  • Photograph Ladder Creek Falls

    While not a hike in of itself, this walk to Ladder Creek Falls is still very enjoyable as you bound over a large suspension bridge, wander past smaller falls and overgrown garden steps, and get an up close and personal look at the oldest operating...

  • Climb Eldorado Peak via the East Ridge

    Standing on the knife edge summit, the terrain around you plummets steeply into glacier-filled basins that trickle into turquoise alpine lakes. Serrated snowy peaks give way to forest covered valleys below that craft a rugged landscape. Eldorado P...

    8 miles 6800 ft gain

  • Photograph Ketchum Falls

    ...After spending my 3 days exploring and capturing the partial lunar eclipse at North Cascades National Park in Washington, I was eager to find another adventure that I haven't done yet or others didn't know much about. As I was driving East leav...

    0.2 miles 1388 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Concrete, Washington

      Shannon Creek Campground

      Overview Shannon Creek Campground is nestled along the western shore of Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the west side of the Cascades. The area is one of the most spectacu...

    • Marblemount, Washington

      Upper Goodell Group Campground

      Overview Upper Goodell Group Campground is a quiet, remote facility for tent camping on the banks of Goodell Creek in North Cascades National Park. The campground is the perfect place to relax whil...

    • Marblemount, Washington

      Lower Goodell Group Campground

      Overview Lower Goodell Group Campground is a convenient site on the banks of Goodell Creek in North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Don your walking shoes and hit the trails, explore the ne...

    • Marblemount, Washington

      Newhalem Campground

      Overview Newhalem Campground is a comfortable facility close to the town of Newhalem, Washington and the Skagit River. It is surrounded by forests that that can be explored through the area's many ...

    • Cascade River Road

      Mineral Park Campground

      Overview Mineral Park Campground is situated near the confluence of the North and South Forks of the scenic Cascade River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.Scattered beneath a towering canopy...

    • Cascade River Road

      Marble Creek Campground

      Overview Situated on the banks of the scenic Cascade River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Marble Creek campground offers some of the most stunning scenery in the northern Cascade Range.Ca...

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