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

Cascade River Road Closed at Milepost 18

Cascade River Road will close to all traffic at milepost 18, five miles before the trailhead, beginning Thursday, October 25, 2018. Cascade River Road sustained a considerable amount of damage following storms, heavy rains and flooding around the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday.

Burn Ban Lifted in All Areas of North Cascades National Park Service Complex

Effective Monday, October 1, the burn ban on all lands within North Cascades National Park Service Complex is lifted. This includes all National Park Service lands and campgrounds in Stehekin, along State Route 20 and the Ross Lake area.

Trails and Camps Open After Crescent Mountain Fire

Effective immediately, trails, camps, and cross-country zones are open in the North Cascades National Park Service Complex after the Crescent Mountain Fire closure. The Crescent Mountain Fire started 21 miles west of Twisp on July 29, 2018.

North Cascades National Park Photos

Gorge Lake

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Gorge Lake

Gorge Lake from the trail while descending Sourdough Mountain, North Cascades National Park.

Bonito Era El Diablo

Dan Mihai posted a photo:

Bonito Era El Diablo

Winter at Diablo Lake, North Cascades National Park.

View from Heather Pass 2

woodchuckiam posted a photo:

View from Heather Pass 2

North Cascades National Park, Washington. This view from Heather Pass shows mountains to the north.

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View from Heather Pass 1, North Cascades National Park, Washington, 2002

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View from Heather Pass 1, North Cascades National Park, Washington, 2002

North Cascades National Park, Washington. Heather Pass branches off to the left from the Maple Pass Trail at the point where the trail becomes much steeper as it ascends to Maple Pass.

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Lake Ann

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Lake Ann

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, North Cascades, Washington. This is the first in a series of postings from the very scenic Maple Pass Loop Trail. Most of the trail is in the national forest except for a short part which is in North Cascades National Park. Maple Pass is 1000 ft. (335 m.) directly above Lake Ann.

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Rainy Lake, North Cascades National Park

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Rainy Lake, North Cascades National Park

Stitched using several shots, Sony A900, 24mm, f/8.
Waited until the sun was about to hide behind the mountain.

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Views to the west of Black Peak (Goode Mountain left of center), North Cascades National Park, Washington State (1977, scan from slide)

North Cascades sunrise

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North Cascades sunrise

Photo taken at sunrise from the Diablo Lake Overlook in the North Cascades National Park (4314-6)

A Forest of Plants and Trees to Take in While Hiking in North Cascades National Park

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A Forest of Plants and Trees to Take in While Hiking in North Cascades National Park

Tiger Lilies on Display in North Cascades National Park

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Tiger Lilies on Display in North Cascades National Park

Definitely a sight to take in during a hike along the Agnes Gorge Trail. Here I used these two flowering plants and centered the image. I later used a Darken/Lighten Center CEP filter in Capture NX2 to add more focus to the two blooming Tiger Lilies.

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington

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Cutthroat Lake Hike, Washington