• 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 Burns Above Lake Chelan - Trail Closures

    The Lone Mountain Fire is burning in North Cascades National Park approximately five miles northwest of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. As a precaution Boulder Creek Trail has been closed entirely. The westbound War Creek Trail is also closed. 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.

Accessibility at Rainy Lake Trail

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Subalpine forest and wet meadows line this level, paved trail to Rainy Lake. Benches and interpretive signs accent the scenery. Bubbling streams and twittering birds mix with crisp, clean mountain air. In 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) the trail ends at an observation deck with views of waterfalls, a glacier and Rainy Lake. Accessible parking and toilet available. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking at this location. Snow covers the trail until late-June, contact the Methow Valley Ranger Station, 509-996-4000, for current trail conditions.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Stephen Mather Wilderness comprises 93% of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. About 400 miles of trail provide access to this rugged Wilderness.