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North Cascades National Park Day Hiking

North Cascades National Park What sort of hike do you want to take today? Fancy a peaceful stroll down to the river, looking for birds and wildlife, or a glimpse of migrating salmon? Or are you in the mood to push your limits, climb to the heights and watch the world unfold below you? Short or long, low elevation or high, there are hundreds of miles of trails awaiting your discovery throughout the season.

North Cascades Scenic Highway (State Route 20)

Trails are listed from west to east along the highway

Cascade River Road

Baker Lake Road

  • Baker River Trail

Mount Baker Highway (Highway 542)

  • Hannegan Pass Trail


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