• 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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  • Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)

    The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. More »

  • Lone Mountain Fire - National Park Service 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 Trail is closed. More »

  • Closure of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds Creek. More »

Other Cycling Routes

Many parts of the park and surrounding area are accessible by bicycle.

In Stehekin, the Stehekin Valley Road is open to cyclists to three miles above High Bridge but is unpaved beyond Harlequin Campground. Space for bikes can be reserved on the Lady of the Lake ferry or bicycles can be rented from Discovery Bikes in Stehekin. The Stehekin Shuttle also includes built-in bicycle racks.

In the Methow Valley, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers opportunities for road cycling and mountain biking.

Other roads, including the Cascade River Road and SR 542, are also at least partially accessible by bicycle. Check the road condition pages for the national park and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests for current information on these and other roads.

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...