6 Best Hiking Trails in North Cascades

The North Cascade region is full with hiking trails. The current blog post will explore 6 best hiking trails in the North Cascades for tourist hikers.

Skagit River Loop


Anybody, irrespective of their ages, can go for hiking along this trail. The hiking path is well maintained and smooth. This trail is a 1.8 miles round trip along the Skagit river. The area is well populated by eagles, otters, salmon and dippers. You would want to enjoy the view of  mosey through maple and yew trees. Information and guide for the hiking available at North Cascades National Park visitor centre in Newhalem.

Thunder Knob


You are in for a surprise! A gentle stroll over the log bridges constitute the tour. Tourists are taken for hike around moss enveloped  ledges to a little promontory just above the Diablo lake. At the middle of the trip you will get a stunning view of 9,065 feet high Jack Mountains, which is most well known mountain in the Skagit valley. The trip starts from west end of Colonial Creek Campground and constitutes 3.8 miles round trip.

Sourdough Mountain Lookout


Hiking across is a Sourdough Mountain Lookout trail is a lung buster as this is one of the most challenging hikes int eh North Cascades regions. This steep trail does not disappoint you. Along the road you get an awesome view of flower-filled alpine meadows. You can take this 11.4 miles trip from Diablo, off highway 20.

Trapper Peak


Trapper peak trail demands a pair of able feet for the trip. The hike is through a steep narrow-spine and 5, 964 feet high. Upon climbing you can see dramatic view of Pickett Range, Newhalem town on the bank of Skagit river and the ever-sparkling Thornton Lakes. You can take the 10.6 mile adventure from Thornton Lakes near Newhalem.

Hidden Lake Lookout


This is on of its kind hike in that you will trudge across talus slopes and snow fields. The trip is not easy but has reward. Once you make up your mind and take the trip, you will encounter the National Forest Fire lookout positioned nearly 7, 000 feet high on the way during the 9 miles round trip. This is not all. You will have glimpse of the majestic Eldorado Glacier and Mount Rainer along. The hike starts from Sibley Creek near Cascade river road.

Big Beaver–Little Beaver


The hike lasts several days. Tourists are made to travel through two deep, remote valleys filled with old growth timber and glacier-fed creeks. there are black bears, cougars and spotted owns to be spotted on the way. the trip stretches a 37 miles round trip. The trip can be taken from Ross Dam.