Trail Conditions

Snowy mountain view with a snow-covered lake. Clouds obscuring views of distant mountains
View of Monogram Lake on May 20th. High elevation trails are still heavily snow-covered. Snowline is high for this time of the year, but recent cool weather brought more snow higher up.

NPS/ A. Scheunemann

May 22, 2024

The Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount is open for the season! Backcountry Permits are required year round for all overnight trips in the park and they help us locate you in an emergency.

Although the snowpack is lower than average years, there is still significant amount of snow at higher elevations. Continuous snow starts around 4500-5500' in elevation in the park, depending on the aspect of the slope and terrain features. Recent storms brought more wet snow to higher elevations that is not yet consolidated.

Be sure to check the weather forecast, trail conditions, and closures beforehand. As always, leave a detailed itinerary with a friend or family member, including the date and time you plan to exit the backcountry.

Keep wildlife alive and well by keeping your distance and your scented items stored properly. When given the opportunity to obtain human food, habituation occurs and can result in harm to the animal (natural inhabitant), even euthanization. Be a part of the prevention, not the problem.

The trail conditions listed in the table below represent the last known status, or general conditions. E-mail us if you have trail conditions to report.


Current Trail Conditions

Current trail conditions are reported by rangers and trail crew, and updated as frequently as possible. Please read the "general" condition for each trail when there is no recent update available.

North Cascades National Park Complex is a dynamic, natural environment where events and conditions are unpredictable. There is a possibility that trail and campground closures, environmental conditions (such as snow, high stream crossings, etc.), natural events (such as fires, aggressive animals, etc.), or other NPS management actions may impact your trip.

Last updated: May 26, 2024

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