North Cascades National Park Hiking
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included from Seattle, WA.
Not included: Airline service to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
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Hiking North Cascades National Park
Some of the west’s most rugged, dramatically sculpted, high-alpine terrain lies within the parameters of the Cascade Range that stretches from British Columbia southward into northern California. Glaciation claims a major share of the credit for the rugged character of North Cascades National Park and remains an active force today. More than 300 glaciers are found within the national park – more than any other park outside of Alaska and comprising a third of all the glaciers in the lower 48 states. The region is also marked by incredible diversity. The west facing slopes receive abundant precipitation from the Pacific and are heavily forested. The eastern, or leeward slopes, lie within the Cascades rain shadow where sunshine is prevalent, rainfall infrequent and vegetation sparse.
Diverse Experiences in the North Cascades
Our North Cascades National Park hiking tour will emphasize the diverse experiences that are so prominent in the region. We’ll explore the area from the west and the east, from the narrow Skagit River Valley and the expansive Methow Valley, and from the adjoining national forests to the high alpine meadows in the central peaks. We hike the Pacific Crest Trail just 40 miles* from its terminus in Canada. This section is described as some of the most scenic on the entire trail, with its sweeping, above treeline vistas. The region has a small window for exploration between melting spring snows with high alpine flowers and early winter storms that add to the everlasting glaciers, so don’t miss your opportunity.
See our detailed itinerary here, or contact us for more information! Timberline Adventures offers guided hike and bike tours across the U.S. and Canada, and our experts across the country are ready to guide you in your outdoor experience.
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*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40
|Day 1||Van shuttle to Mazama, hike Diablo Lake Trail, overnight Mazama Country Inn||4|
|Day 2||Tiffany Mountain||5|
|Day 3||Pacific-Crest Trail to Grasshopper Pass||11|
|Day 4||Fourth of July Pass, overnight in Marblemount||11.7|
|Day 5||Cascade Pass||7|
|Day 6||Sauk Mountain||7|