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North Cascades National Park, Washington

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Top Chillin Spots in and near North Cascades National Park

  • Deming, Washington

    Visit Nooksack Falls

    The View.  Nooksack Falls is a wonder of a sight, tumbling 88 ft in two segments averaging 50 ft across.  A quick stroll from the parking area brings you to the upper or "lower" view, where you can either see the top of the waterfall cascading away from you, or see the whole waterfall.  The water...
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  • Deming, Washington

    Hike the Horseshoe Bend Trail

    4.0
    6 mi / 210 ft gain
    Located just outside the town of Glacier, WA and 40 minutes prior to Mount Baker Ski area, sits the Horseshoe Bend Trail. A simple and straightforward 6 mile out and back route. To get here, take Hwy 542 towards the direction of Mount Baker. About 4 miles after you pass through the town of Glacie...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Heather-Maple Pass Loop

    5.0
    7.5 mi / 2185 ft gain
    Note to any hikers taking on this trail, this is a non-repeating trail meaning it goes in a big loop. The trailhead has 2 trail points of entrance. To the right (the pathway that is not paved) is the counter-clockwise route, a little less steep and more scenic at the start. To the left, the trail...
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  • Fraser Valley D, British Columbia

    Explore Bridal Veil Falls in Chilliwack

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 164 ft gain
    Located only a short distance from the Trans-Canada highway is the Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. The park is a great area for a picnic lunch, but the highlight of the park is the almost 200 ft. (60 meter) waterfall. The location of the park and the duration of the hike to the waterfall make ...
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  • Fraser Valley D, British Columbia

    Camp at Jones Lake

    3.0
    Southwest of Hope and just east of Chilliwack, Jones Lake is a recreation site at a reservoir lake in the coastal mountain range, managed by BC Hydro. Set below granite mountain peaks and surrounded by a dense forest (that is unfortunately being logged), this lake isn't pristine, but it sure is p...
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  • Fraser Valley D, British Columbia

    Paddle on Jones Lake, BC

    5.0
    Jones Lake Reservoir is approximately 25 km southwest of the town of Hope, British Columbia. Directly off of BC Highway #1 at the community of Laidlaw. To reach the lake, you will have to drive 9 km (5.6 mi.) on a  steep and pretty beat up gravel road. The Jones Lake Forest Service Road is car ac...
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  • Okanogan County, Washington

    Hike to the Goat Peak Lookout

    3.5
    5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    With fall coming quickly, that means larch fever. Views of the North Cascades, Methow Valley, and fall colors all at 7000 feet, doing the short hike of just over 2 miles up to the Goat Peak Lookout will not disappoint.The hike begins in a beautiful forest you'd expect too see at 5500 feet. The al...
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  • Hope, British Columbia

    Hike the Kettle Valley Trail through the Othello Tunnels

    3.0
    3.4 mi / 300 ft gain
    This 5.5km loop family-friendly hike is highly accessible and an easy jaunt into the beautiful Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park. Just two hours from Vancouver, the loop hike will take you up and down through some lush forest towards the beautiful old railway tunnels which were built in the early...
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  • Hope, British Columbia

    Hike to Flood Falls, British Columbia

    5.0
    0.6 mi / 262.5 ft gain
    You can see the waterfall up high cascading down to the ground from where you park. Once you get to the trailhead and park on the side of the road, follow the trail toward the waterfall. The trail is a bit rough in spots with lots of roots, so be careful where you step. On the way to the falls, t...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Hike to the Tawlks Foster Suspension Bridge

    2 mi / 70 ft gain
    The pin above is a small gravel parking lot which is clearly marked as "Trail Head" from the road. Once you park you are within eye shot of an information station and the trail is marked as "Suspension Bridge Access." Walk past this sign and continue on the well-groomed trail eastward for just sh...
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  • Darrington, Washington

    Camp at Goat Lake

    4.3
    10.4 mi / 1400 ft gain
    If you just loved your day hike to Goat Lake so much that you want to return and spend some more time, you're in luck - the lake offers a camping area that holds at least 15 campsites and even comes with a pit latrine. This is a great overnight option if you aren't looking for a difficult hike in...
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