Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades Guide Book

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes North Cascades  by Erik Molvar

trail descriptions and detailed maps
ISBN: 0762741228

Best Easy Day Hikes North Cascades features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of 23 easily manageable hikes through this remote mountainous land clad in glaciers, azure lakes, and sparkling waterfalls—from the broad, green Skagit River to panoramic vistas such as those atop McGregor Mountain.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 23.
... Preview: This trail makes an excellent short day hike from High Bridge, visiting waterfalls and a narrow gorge on Agnes Creek. The trail begins in the woodlands, providing superb examples of the influence of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Stehekin, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This trail penetrates a remote and forgotten corner of North Cascades National Park, offering an easy stroll through the ancient forests along one of the wildest of the Cascades rivers. The trail be ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This valley-bottom trail follows Robinson Creek into the Pasayten Wilderness. The roaring waterfall on Beauty Creek makes an excellent day-hike destination and is open in early summer when the high co ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: This trail offers a modest trek in the vicinity of Washington Pass, climbing into the larches of the timberline to reach a deep lake surrounded by impressive walls and pinnacles of granite. The trail ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Perhaps the best-loved trail in the North Cascades, this path has a long climb for an easy hike, but the trail gradient is modest and the trek is suitable even for small children and elderly hikers wh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Marblemount, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: This trail follows the eastern shore of Lake Chelan from the Stehekin visitor center all the way to the mouth of Prince Creek. The lakeshore along this trail was heavily damaged in 2007 during the Fli ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Stehekin, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This easy stroll provides rewarding mountain scenery on its way to a marshy lake at the foot of McGregor Mountain. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Stehekin, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This wide and well-engineered trail makes an easy day hike to Cutthroat Lake. Because the sensitive heather parks that line the lakeshores are extremely susceptible to damage, camping is forbidden wit ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This short but vigorous day hike climbs to the summit of a small knob that commands views of the Skagit Valley and Mount Baker. A spur trail down to Blue Lake makes an easier destination. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This hike offers a long day trip to a lowland lake below the striking crags of Hozomeen Mountain. It is a popular day hike for visitors who find themselves in the Hozomeen area. Heavy concentrations o ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Newhalem, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: This trail climbs from Rainy Pass to Lake Ann, a pleasant cirque lake surrounded by steep cliffs and slender waterfalls. It offers a wilder and slightly more challenging alternative to the Rainy Lake ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: The Rainbow Loop offers a somewhat challenging day trip that climbs onto the middle slopes of the mountains for views of the Stehekin Valley and the peaks that guard it. For visitors who lack the time ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Stehekin, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: This short, paved trail starts at Rainy Pass and contours along the mountainsides to enter the glacier-carved cirque that bears Rainy Lake and the impressive waterfall that feeds it. This is a short, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This trek follows a little-used connecting trail that links Slate Pass with Robinson Creek via a gem-like but nameless saddle. There are several unmarked intersections along the way, and the trail may ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This hike descends to cross Ross Dam and then follows the far shore of the lake to a scenic overlook. The Ross Dam Trailhead sits on a bluff high above the lakeshore, and from its large parking lot, t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Newhalem, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This trail makes a short but vigorous ascent to the summit of Sauk Mountain on the seaward edge of the North Cascades. Views are surprisingly inspiring from here, encompassing Mount Baker and Puget So ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Rockport, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This trail follows the west side of the Stehekin River to a backcountry campground at the head of Lake Chelan. For the most part, the trail runs through a diverse bottomland forest, but there are peri ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Stehekin, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Stetattle Creek marks an ancient tribal boundary. To the Skagit people it was a dangerous hinterland, beyond which was the domain of their enemies the Ntlakyapamuks, or Thompson Indians. Modern visito ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Diablo, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This hike follows a section of the Pacific Crest Trail across ridgetop meadows. A sea of barren peaks stretches to the far horizons, and brilliant constellations of mountain wildflowers border the tra ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: This trail was originally blazed by prospectors bound for the gold-bearing veins along Skagit Queen Creek. A number of hard-rock claims were staked, shafts were blasted into the mountainsides, and by ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades"
Newhalem, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9

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