“The North Cascades are Calling!”
Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.
Hiking in the North Cascades
Hike the North Cascades to experience some of the finest mountain country in North America!
Learn about the different camping options within the park complex.
Backcountry permits are required year-round. Find out where they are required, why they are required, and how to obtain a permit.
Learn about current conditions for roads, trails, lakes, and more.
The Stehekin Valley has long served as a passageway for travelers, linking Washington’s interior wilderness to the rugged Cascade Mountains.
Learn how to stay safe while enjoying the park complex.
Wilderness Trip Planner
Plan a trip into the backcountry of the North Cascades.
Find information on boating in the park complex.
Food Storage Requirements
It’s mandatory to store food and other smellables so that it is safe from wildlife. Learn how & why to do it properly.
Learning about bears before your visit can help you have a safer and more enjoyable experience.