• 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.

Plan Your Visit

Family and North Cascades Park Ranger
A park ranger takes a family on nature walk through the North Cascades.
Photo by Parrish, courtesy of REI

"The North Cascades Are Calling for You!"
Are you hoping to encounter alpine wilderness, hike among dense evergreen forests, or car-camp with the whole family? Whatever your interest, we want to help you plan an enjoyable, safe, and memorable visit to the North Cascades.

Finding Your Way
Before your visit, orient yourself with directions to the park and read about operating hours and seasons and applicable fees and reservations.

Finding Your Place
Discover activities and events that will take you outside to experience the natural and cultural story of the North Cascades. Visit the Things to Know section to find important information about trail conditions, backcountry permits, current weather, and Leave No Trace principles. Use park maps and brochures to guide your stay.

Away from the Park

If you want to be inspired at home, browse our photos and multimedia pages or join the conversation on social media. For specific questions, you can also contact a ranger by mail, phone, or e-mail.

We look forward to seeing you. Safe travels until then.

Did You Know?

Long horned beetle

There are more insects in the Park than any other group of animals; in fact, 95% of all animal species on earth are insects. Take your time to explore the breathtaking world of butterflies, beetles, and bugs. More...