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.
Celebrating Art Inspired by the North Cascades
In 2013, the popular Artist-in-Residence program at North Cascades reaches its ten year anniversary. The year is also the 45th anniversary of the designation of the park complex and the 25th anniversary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness that now covers 94% of North Cascades National Park. These anniversaries are causes for reflection and celebration. Nothing is more reflective than artwork inspired by America's public lands.
Applications for Fall are due July 1.
Did You Know?
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.