Stehekin, Washington

Top Spots in and near Stehekin

  • 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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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Hike Abernathy Peak

    9 mi / 5100 ft gain
    Abernathy Peak is one of the shortest and easiest peak on the Bulger List, as it's just a walk-up covering  around 9 miles and 5100 feet in gain. The trail to starts at the Twisp River Trail, but a few paces after the trailhead, the trail splits and you head left for Scatter Lake. The next 3.5 mi...
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  • Twisp, Washington

    Backpack to West Oval Lake

    14 mi / 4100 ft gain
    The trail to West Oval Lake begins at the Eagle Creek Trailhead, outside of Twisp, Washington. Follow the Eagle Creek trail for 1.9 miles until the trail splits. Take the left fork for Oval Creek and Oval Lakes. The trail continues winding through thick forest for approximately 4 more miles befor...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Photograph Liberty Bell

    4.0
    Liberty Bell is just one mile south of Washington Pass. This peak is part of a group of spires, which include North and South Early Winters Spires, Concord Tower, and Lexington Tower. If you’ve decided to take in the viewpoints driving Hwy 20 through the park, be sure to check out Diablo Lake as...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Climb to the Summit of Liberty Bell via the Beckey Route (5.6)

    5.0
    Liberty Bell is one of the most prominent and well defined features of the Washington Pass formation in the North Cascades. This beautiful and stunning rock formation looks equally at home in Washington as it would in the Dolomites or Patagonia.The classic route up Liberty Bell, The Beckey Route,...
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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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  • 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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  • Pacific Crest Trail, Washington

    Summit Black Peak

    5.0
    10 mi / 4400 ft gain
    Starting at the Heather-Maple Pass Loop Trailhead, jump onto the trail that will take you counter-clockwise along the loop. After about 1.25 miles, you will come to a split in the trail, take the right path and continue for just under a mile until you reach Heather Pass. Off to the right there ar...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Hike Cutthroat Pass from Rainy Pass Trailhead

    10 mi / 2000 ft gain
    This hike begins at the parking area across from the Rainy Pass Trail Head. It is on the north side of Route 20. There is a larger parking area a little further down Route 20. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is 2600 miles long and links the borders of Canada and Mexico as it travels through some of...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Snowshoe Heather Maple Loop Pass

    7.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
    If you have a whole day, then this trip is for you. Being three hours from Seattle has its perks. You get the views without the crowds. This hike is perfect for snowshoeing while the road remains open. Once closed it becomes extremely hard to get to, so make sure you get there while you can. Bein...
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  • Chelan County, Washington

    Backpack at Wing Lake (North Cascades)

    5.0
    12 mi / 2652 ft gain
    From Rainy Pass, take the trail to Ann Lake (pictured with island and wildflowers). About 1 mile into hike, you'll reach a fork. Take the right trail to Heather Pass. From Heather Pass, take boot trail through talus field to Lewis Lake (pictured with green water and drift wood in foreground). Onc...
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  • Chelan County, Washington

    Camp at Snowy Lakes

    22 mi / 3550 ft gain
    Take Hwy 20 to Rainy Pass, and park at the trailhead on the east side of the highway. Begin on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), heading towards Cutthroat Pass.The trail winds it's way towards the pass at a gentle grade over 5 miles. As the trail ascends, you'll leave the forest behind as you enter ...
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  • Chelan County, Washington

    Backcountry Ski or Snowboard at Ann Lake

    1.0
    3 mi / 700 ft gain
    *Note: The mileage and elevation is only to the lake. It is not taking into account the ascent to reach the pass for runs. Maple Pass is about 1200' higher*Start off at the Rainy Pass Trailhead. Travel south towards Rainy Lake. After about 0.4 miles, you will come across a ravine that contains th...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Ski Washington Pass

    Because the North Cascades highway usually closes from November to May due to heavy snow and huge slides that bury the road, few people expend the energy to get there, meaning it's one of the only places where fresh tracks are almost guaranteed through the winter and early spring.To start, you'll...
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  • Rainy Pass, Washington

    Black Peak's South Ridge

    3.0
    7 mi / 4700 ft gain
    Starting at Rainy Pass trailhead, you'll proceed to skirt high above Lake Ann on a marvelously maintained trail. Without realizing you're about to arrive at a pass, you'll come to Heather Pass, where you'll need to take a right. Continuing straight is also a popular hike, especially during peak l...
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Camping and Lodging in Stehekin

North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin
Stehekin, Washington

North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin

From $109 / night

Cottonwood Cabin
Entiat, Washington

Cottonwood Cabin

Winthrop / N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday
Winthrop, Washington

Winthrop / N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday

Mineral Park Campground
Cascade River Road

Mineral Park Campground

Marble Creek Campground
Cascade River Road

Marble Creek Campground

Silver Falls Group Site
Entiat, Washington

Silver Falls Group Site

Guides, Insights and Stories from Stehekin

Plan A Weekend Getaway From Seattle To The Stehekin Valley

Plan A Weekend Getaway From Seattle To The Stehekin Valley

Sara Sheehy

Disconnect in the Stehekin Valley

Disconnect in the Stehekin Valley

The Outbound Collective

You gotta take this scenic Cascade Loop weekend road trip!

You gotta take this scenic Cascade Loop weekend road trip!

PNW Happy Hikers

Climbing Glacier Peak

Climbing Glacier Peak

Karra Russell

Join Us for a National Parks Benefit Concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall

Join Us for a National Parks Benefit Concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall

Rose Freeman

7 Photos That Will Inspire You to Kayak This Beautiful Lake in the North Cascade Mountains

7 Photos That Will Inspire You to Kayak This Beautiful Lake in the North Cascade Mountains

Michael Fricke