• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • Lone Mountain Fire - Trail Closures

    The Lone Mountain Fire in North Cascades National Park is approximately 5 mi NW of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. Boulder Creek and War Creek Trails are closed. Rainbow Loop Trail is in-use as a staging area and closed to public use. More »

  • USFS closes Easy Pass Trail from State Route 20

    Due to fire activity near the trail, the US Forest Service has closed the Easy Pass trail and trailhead on State Route 20. This area has been receiving precipitation. The highway remains open.

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Citizen-Science Projects

Cascades Butterfly Project
The Cascades Butterfly Project is a citizen-science project which documents butterflies in North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Mount Rainier National Park.

North Cascades BioBlitz
Help discover and inventory life in the North Cascades! Do science in the park! Join other volunteers and scientists to find, record, and identify species! Observe biodiversity from the Skagit River to the Cascade Crest to Lake Chelan!

Did You Know?

Grizzly bear track in North Cascades National Park (1989). Photo Credit: NPS/NOCA/Roger Christophersen

Grizzly bear tracks can be a reliable indicator of species? Grizzly bear and black bear forepaw tracks are distinct from one another and often times better than a photo of the bear to confirm an observation. So don't just look up, look down.