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"The North Cascades are Calling!" 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.

on Thunder Knob Trail

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

We walked down to the dam then took a boat to Ross Resort where we rented a boat for the day. Round-trip, the hike was about 2.5 miles and the day boating was priceless! We made it to British Columbia with views of glaciers, suspension bridges, a dozen or so waterfalls, and private islands along the way. Amazing!

Great hike, peaceful and amazing views once you get through the forest (which is beautiful too). Saw 7 piles of bear scat on trail. Beautiful meadows toward the end after lots of climbing via switchbacks.
Hiked as far as I could until the trail was completely covered in snow. I think it might go a mile further or turn into a climbing trek to summit mt jack, but i'm not sure. Either way it was a great hike.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike to stretch the legs on a long drive. The first mile was great with some good elevation gain. Getting to the lake I was some what disappointed, everyone raves about this hike. I hike to alot of alpine lakes an I give this one a 3 out of 10. Overall nice hike. If it's a hot day, definitely take a dip.!

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Short easy hike perfect for a rainy day.

Short easy trail with a small waterfall.

hiking
17 days ago

Hike is really beautiful, steady climb nice and shaded, lake is ok. nice quick hike

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Short with great views from the top

backpacking
22 days ago

Trail is well maintained to big beaver campground, but currently beyond that there are quite a few trees down.