North Cascades National Park, Washington

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

North Cascades National Park Info


North Cascades National Park

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News

Public Input Sought on Relocation of Trail and Camp in Thunder Creek Area

The public is invited to comment on a preliminary proposal for repair and reroute of a portion of the lower Thunder Creek Trail, relocation of a hiker camp, and creation of an administrative camp along the trail. The entire project is proposed within the Stephen Mather Wilderness.

North Cascades National Park Service Complex Increases Recreational Access to More Areas

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, North Cascades National Park Service Complex is increasing recreational access for overnight use (day use reopened during previous phase). The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Public Comments Sought on Environmental Assessment for Relocation of Trail and Camp in Thunder Creek Area

The public is invited to comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) to repair and reroute a portion of the lower Thunder Creek Trail, relocate a hiker camp, and create an administrative camp along the trail within the Stephen Mather Wilderness. The purpose of this action is to minimize the impacts of hiker and stock use along the trail, thereby preserving the character of the designated wilderness.

North Cascades National Park Photos

Snowy Mountains

~Arles posted a photo:

Snowy Mountains

Liberty Bell

bombeeney posted a photo:

Liberty Bell

Vasiliki Ridge

~Arles posted a photo:

Vasiliki Ridge

North Cascades

bombeeney posted a photo:

North Cascades

North Cascades Hiking Itinerary

Annes Travels posted a photo:

North Cascades Hiking Itinerary

Views of Sahale Mountain from Sahale Arm, North Cascades National Park, Washington. For a suggested hiking itinerary of the park and surrounding area, visit www.annestravels.net/north-cascades-national-park-hiking-...

North Cascades Map 7 Days

Annes Travels posted a photo:

North Cascades Map 7 Days

Map for a suggested 7 day hiking itinerary of North Cascades National Park Complex, Washington. For more information on the itinerary, visit www.annestravels.net/north-cascades-national-park-hiking-...

North Cascades Map 3 Days

Annes Travels posted a photo:

North Cascades Map 3 Days

Map for a suggested 3 day hiking itinerary of North Cascades National Park Complex, Washington. For more information on the itinerary, visit www.annestravels.net/north-cascades-national-park-hiking-...

North Cascades Map 5 Days

Annes Travels posted a photo:

North Cascades Map 5 Days

Map for a suggested 5 day hiking itinerary of North Cascades National Park Complex, Washington. For more information on the itinerary, visit www.annestravels.net/north-cascades-national-park-hiking-...

Canyon Creek

bombeeney posted a photo:

Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek, North Cascades

Diablo Lake

~Arles posted a photo:

Diablo Lake

The Island

~Arles posted a photo:

The Island

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Mount Shuksan Water and Sky

RobertCross1 (off and on) posted a photo:

Mount Shuksan Water and Sky

Looking across Picture Lake towards the glacier-carved slopes of Mount Shuksan (9,131 ft – 2,783 m), in the growing shadows of a late afternoon in midsummer.

Thanks very much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, wherever in the world you might be.

Mt. Buckner Summit

Mike Dole posted a photo:

Mt. Buckner Summit

Rick took this picture of Gren and Mike on the summit. You can find it on his Flickr site at:
www.flickr.com/photos/wanderflechten/49862955683/in/faves...

Sahale Peak

Mike Dole posted a photo:

Sahale Peak

Sahale Peak above Davenport Glacier.

North Cascades Hwy 3

kyle.flippo posted a photo:

North Cascades Hwy 3

Rick on Summit of Mt. Buckner

Mike Dole posted a photo:

Rick on Summit of Mt. Buckner

Rick on the summit of Mt. Buckner. Goode Mountain is at upper right.

Mt. Logan from Buckner

Mike Dole posted a photo:

Mt. Logan from Buckner

Looking northeast from Buckner toward Mount Logan. See my Mount Logan album for pictures of the climb Gren and I did in 1992.
www.flickr.com/photos/mikendole/albums/72157691706055302

Ripsaw Ridge, Upper Horseshoe Basin

Mike Dole posted a photo:

Ripsaw Ridge, Upper Horseshoe Basin

Ripsaw Ridge, Upper Horseshoe Basin

Mt. Buckner, Gren, Upper Horseshoe Basin

Mike Dole posted a photo:

Mt. Buckner, Gren, Upper Horseshoe Basin

Gren leading us toward Mt. Buckner, the high point directly above.