• 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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  • State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam

    After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »

  • Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues

    A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »

  • Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014

    Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. 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?

Cascading stream

The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.