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Gems in North Cascades - 15

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gem Favorite Lake Diablo at sunset

Diablo Lake Overlook

(16) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.

Colchuck Lake

(5) Leavenw…, WA
gem Favorite A great day at Goldmyer Hot Spring

Goldmyer Hot Springs

(4) Skykomish, WA
gem Favorite Sunrise from the campsite

Sahale Arm

(3) Diablo, WA
gem Favorite Mason Lake

Mason Lake

(9) Riverbend, WA
gem Favorite Le Conte Mountain seen from the Ying Yang lakes bivouac site along the Ptarmigan Traverse.

Ying Yang Lakes

(1) Stehekin, WA

Recommended Routes in North Cascades - 49

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Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Difficult

Enchantments Traverse

19.1 mi 30.8 km 4,556' Up 1388.81 m Up 6,674' Down 2034.11 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Hiker on Maple Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Heather/Maple Pass Loop

7.2 mi 11.5 km 2,022' Up 616.17 m Up 2,058' Down 627.39 m Down

Stehekin, WA
Favorite Goodies!  At Mailbox Peak.
Difficult

Mailbox Peak Trail

9.7 mi 15.5 km 3,848' Up 1173.02 m Up 3,848' Down 1172.73 m Down

Riverbend, WA
Favorite Cascade Pass.  On the Ptarmigan Traverse, this point is where you turn photo-right and start route-finding off the trail.
Difficult

Cascade Pass to Sahale Arm

11.7 mi 18.8 km 3,898' Up 1187.97 m Up 3,897' Down 1187.82 m Down

Diablo, WA
Favorite Views of the jagged Dragontail Peak across Colchuck Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Colchuck Lake

8.3 mi 13.4 km 2,222' Up 677.35 m Up 2,222' Down 677.23 m Down

Leavenw…, WA
Favorite Middle Falls
Intermediate

Wallace Falls and Lake

11.1 mi 17.9 km 2,419' Up 737.35 m Up 2,419' Down 737.32 m Down

Gold Bar, WA
Favorite Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Intermediate

Naches Peak Loop

3.6 mi 5.9 km 608' Up 185.3 m Up 612' Down 186.43 m Down

Eatonville, WA
Favorite A layer of fog shrouding the views below Mount Pilchuck.
Difficult

Mount Pilchuck Trail

5.4 mi 8.6 km 2,087' Up 636.07 m Up 2,086' Down 635.74 m Down

Granite…, WA
Favorite Stunning view of Rainier at sunset. Bring headlamps!
Intermediate/Difficult

Kendall Katwalk

12.2 mi 19.7 km 2,621' Up 798.78 m Up 2,620' Down 798.61 m Down

Riverbend, WA

North Cascades Hiking

  • 6,228 Miles 10,024 Kilometers of Trail
  • 52 Recommended Routes
  • 15 Gems Gems
  • 222 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 482 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 569 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North Cascades - 1,221

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3.3 mi 5.3 km #1Lake TwentyTwo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Granite Falls, WA 75 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Lake Serene Trail #1068
Difficult
Gold Bar, WA
Difficult
Gold Bar, WA 61 
3.3 mi 5.3 km #3Snow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 51 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #4Heather Lake Trail
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA
Intermediate
Granite Falls, WA 33 
2.8 mi 4.4 km #5Granite Mountain Trail #1016
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA 25 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Mailbox Peak - Old Trail
Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Difficult
Riverbend, WA 27 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #7Annette Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 39 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #8Colchuck Lake Trail #1599.1
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA
Difficult
Leavenworth, WA 12 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #9Blue Lake
Intermediate
Diablo, WA
Intermediate
Diablo, WA 17 
3.8 mi 6.2 km #10Ira Spring (Mason Lake) Trail #1038
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Riverbend, WA 28 

Photos of North Cascades - 1,177

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Crystal clear view of the night sky from the campsite upon Cady Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Skykomish, WA
Itswoot Ridge, White Rock Lakes, and Dome Peak along the Ptarmigan Traverse
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
Kool Aid Lake Bivouac site on the Ptarmigan Traverse.  Johannesburg in the right side background.
Oct 11, 2016 near Diablo, WA
Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Turning a switchback along Cady Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Skykomish, WA
Taking in the views along Cady Ridge.
Oct 10, 2016 near Skykomish, WA
Le Conte Mountain seen from the Ying Yang lakes bivouac site along the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA
Le Conte Mountain and glacier seen from Spider-Formidable col on the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Oct 11, 2016 near Stehekin, WA