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North Cascades National Park, Washington

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Top Hiking Spots in and near North Cascades National Park

  • Fraser Valley E, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Cheam

    5.0
    Even at the parking lot, there is a stunning view of Lady Peak and Mount Cheam. Walk towards the big pile of logs and towards the old logging road. You will also see an outhouse – this will be your one and only time to use a toilet, so go now. The road continues for about 15 min. before reaching ...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Hike to Cutthroat Pass

    11 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Looking for a distinctive high-country hike just east of the pass? Cutthroat Pass is a hearty day hike perfect for gaining elevation and views with every step. It's even more dynamic as a point-to-point, exiting via the Pacific Crest Trail if you have two vehicles. Also great for a one-night back...
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  • Hope, British Columbia

    Hike to Eaton Lake

    5.0
    From Exit 68, follow Silver Skagit Road 16km until you reach a sign for Eaton Lake Trail and Eaton Lake Forestry Campsite on the left. There is parking for a few cars a short distance past the campsites where you will find the start of the trailhead on your left. From here, the trail climbs steep...
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  • Chilliwack, British Columbia

    Hike to Elk Mountain

    4.7
    4.3 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
    Elk Mountain is one of the not so hidden-hidden gems in Chilliwack, BC. Clocking in at around 4 hours return it is an easy day hike offering beautiful views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. Reaching around 1500m in only 3.5 km, this trail is steep, but beautiful forest and mountain...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Hike to Blue Lake, WA

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Blue Lake is a fantastic alpine lake along a moderate trail in the sawtooth North Cascades, featuring views of some of the most impressive peaks in the range. A 4.5-mile out-and-back gaining about 1,100 feet, the trail to Blue Lake Trail features summer wildflowers, autumn Larch and jagged snow-c...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Climb South Early Winters Spire - South Arete

    3 mi / 2600 ft gain
    From the Blue Lake Trailhead, hike approximately 1.5 miles to an obvious clearing with subsidiary trails that depart uphill and right at a stream crossing. These trails will eventually lead up granite slabs and converge into a main trail. Follow the cairns or aim generally for the southern-most s...
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  • Manning Park, British Columbia

    Backpack the Heather Trail, BC

    24.9 mi / 1138.5 ft gain
    This hike begins in the middle of Manning Park, with a drive up to the trail-head. This means you get all the benefits of alpine views and fields of wildflowers in the summer months, without hiking the elevation gain.  Manning Park is on the Crowsnest Highway (BC-3). Across the highway from the ...
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  • Stehekin, Washington

    Hike to Agnes Gorge in Stehekin Valley

    5 mi / 300 ft gain
    If you find yourself in Washington State's remote Stehekin Valley, which is situated at the head of Lake Chelan in the heart of the North Cascades, and is accessible by ferry, float plane, or hiking trail, Agnes Gorge is a must-do day hike from the High Bridge area. By hiking or by Stekekin Valle...
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  • Darrington, Washington

    Hike to Green Mountain

    8.5 mi / 3200 ft gain
    After the long drive down FR 26, turn onto FR 2680. 6 miles down the road, you'll see what slightly resembles a trail to your left. Park and prepare for your gorgeous hike!The trail starts with a 1.5 mile windy trek through the woods. You'll pop out onto the lush meadows of the mountain sides. He...
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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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  • Deming, Washington

    Hike to Racehorse Falls

    3.7
    Racehorse Creek is broken up into four distinct waterfalls that drop a total of 140ft through a relatively shallow gorge. The first two waterfalls are punchbowl-type falls that have deep holes at their bases. Immediately below the second waterfall, the creek descends rapidly before it arrives at...
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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

    Cycle the Kettle Valley Rail-Trail

    4.0
    Top 10 Areas of Interest - from West to East (1) Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park(2) Red Ochre cliffs in the Tulameen(3) Trout Creek Trestle & The Kettle Valley Steam Train(4) Penticton's Munson Mountain & the Naramata Bench(5) The Little & Big Tunnel above Naramata(6) Myra-Bellevue ...
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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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