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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.

hiking
5 days ago

hiked on Friday for sunset, still no snow and very beautiful

hiking
8 days ago

This is a nice trail, though the distance is closer to 3.9 miles for the out and back trip. The trail is almost entirely incline on the way to the lake, but not too steep in most places. Moderate is an accurate rating.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

nature trips
22 days ago

Like to stop here on my way to Chelan to visit my parents! It's beautiful, quick and easy for the dog and I to stretch our legs! The waterfall is breathtaking and the bridge and damn, great little spot! :)

Easy hike with a few great lookouts

backpacking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

on Diablo Lake Trail

canoeing
1 month ago

on Diablo Lake Trail

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very relaxed hike with gorgeous lake views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful Lake!

This is an out and back trail that takes you through interesting landscapes, including rainforest-like vegetation, rocky fields, and dry open areas. About halfway down, the trail leads along the top of a gorge, from which you can look down at the blue-green waters of Lake Diablo. At the end of the trail the Ross Dam is visible. The views aren't stellar, but the water is very pretty when you can see it and the mix of vegetation made it an enjoyable hike for me. If you're looking for big views, seek elsewhere.

hiking
1 month ago