Day Hiking

North Cascades Scenic Highway (State Route 20)

Trails are listed from west to east along the highway

Thornton Lake
Newhalem area trails (Sterling Munro, Linking Trail, River Loop, “To Know a Tree” Nature Trail, Rock Shelter, “Trail of the Cedars” Nature Walk, Ladder Creek Falls)
Newhalem Creek
Gorge Overlook
Stetattle Creek
Sourdough / Pierce Mountain
Pyramid Lake
Diablo Lake
Thunder Creek
Thunder Knob
Thunder Woods Nature Trail
Fourth of July
Ross Dam
Happy Panther
Happy Creek Boardwalk and Falls
East Bank
Panther Creek
Easy Pass / Fisher Creek
Bridge Creek (Pacific Crest Trail)

There are numerous other trails off State Route 20 to the east of the park, originating in the Okanogan National Forest.


Cascade River Road


Baker Lake Road

  • Baker River Trail

There are numerous other day hikes accessible from this area, all within the Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest.


Mount Baker Highway (Highway 542)

  • Hannegan Pass Trail

There are numerous other day hikes located off this road, many with stunning views into the national park. These trails are located in the Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest.



For information on the Stehekin area, including access, Stehekin Valley shuttle bus schedules, and more, please visit the Stehekin page.

Agnes Creek (Pacific Crest Trail)
Agnes Gorge
Buckner Orchard Walk
Bullion Loop
Company Creek
Devore Creek
Flat Creek
Goode Ridge
Howard Lake
Imus Creek Loop
McGregor Mountain
Old Wagon (Pacific Crest Trail)
Purple Creek / Juanita Lake
Rainbow Creek
Rainbow Loop
Rainbow Mist and Falls
Stehekin River


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284


(360) 854-7200

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