Stetattle Creek Trail

Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington

Elevation Gain2,705ft
Trailhead Elevation899ft
Elevation Min/Max899/2137ft
Elevation Start/End899/899ft

Stetattle Creek Trail

Stetattle Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Whatcom County, Washington. It is within North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area. It is 4.5 miles long and begins at 899 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,705 feet. Near the trailhead there is a residential.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: North Cascades (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"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 visitors can approach the lower reaches of the creek as an easy introduction to the coastal forests of the Cascades; more adventurous souls can penetrate deeper into the hinterlands for a more challenging day trip. The early reaches of the trail offer an easy stroll along the streambank. As the houses of Diablo fall behind, a riparian woodland closes in around the stream. This diverse forest community includes hemlock, cedar, bigleaf maple, and red alder. The damp climate provides superb growing conditions for epiphytes, plants that grow from aerial perches on the trunks or limbs of trees. Of these, spikemoss is particularly abundant, and licorice fern can also be found."

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Trail Information

Ross Lake National Recreation Area
Nearby City
North Cascades National Park
Skill Level
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Pass required for most trails
Local Contacts
USGS Diablo Dam; Green Trails Diablo Lake
Local Maps

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