Newhalem, WA Trails and Parks

Newhalem has 23 trails in the vicinity, including 18 hiking trails and 2 for climbing. These trails range from 1.8 to 32 miles in length. The most popular trails are Hidden Lake Lookout Trail, Thunder Knob Trail and Thornton Lakes/ Trappers Peak Trail. Trails.com member Stacey A. recently completed East Bank Trail.
  • Thunder CreekView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  12.5 miles

    A day hike to McAllister Camp, 12.5 miles round trip, or a backpack to Park Creek pass, 19 miles one way.

  • Hidden Lake Lookout TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Simply spectacular! One of the finest hikes on the face of the planet, the trail to Hidden Lake Peaks grants continuous sensory overload. Sprawling ...

  • Thunder Knob TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, well-constructed new trail goes to breathtaking viewpoints. The grade is so gentle that, if it were paved, it could be a barrier-free ...

  • East Bank TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  32 miles

    A backpack along Ross Lake to the mouth of Lightning Creek.

  • Skagit River TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy a carefree saunter under big timber along a mighty river on this easy and delightful trail. Perfect for lazy summer evenings or quiet winter ...

  • Neve GlacierView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding  
    •  9 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    This tour is a heroic objective and grants the tenacious skier access to unusual views and skiing on ice-cap glaciers. It is accessible year-round ...

  • Inspiration Peak: West Ridge & East Ridge RoutesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  2-3 days; 7-10 hours from camp below 6000 ft
    •  Guide

    Inspiration is (along with routes on McMillan Spire and Mount Terror) perhaps the most attractive summit in the southern Pickets. Like any objective ...

  • West McMillan Spire: West Ridge RouteView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  2 - 3 days round trip; 2 - 5 hours one-way from high camp
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the easiest of all summits in the Southern Pickets to reach and to climb, this moderate route is frequently the one and only summit bagged ...

  • Thornton Lakes/ Trappers Peak TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike to the largest of three gorgeous backcountry lakes set in deep scoured cirques, or scramble up a narrow spine to Trappers Peak to snag some ...

  • Middle/ South Fork Cascade River TrailView Trail Details

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    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Glacier-fed, free-flowing, and surrounded by a fortress of jagged peaks glistening with snow and ice, the forks of the Cascade are classic North ...

  • North Cascades National Park: Newhalem CreekView Trail Details

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    Newhalem, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    This is a nice, relatively new campground in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area, which is part of North Cascades National Park. It is also ...

  • Hozomeen LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  5.5
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Ross DamView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  1.3
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Thunder CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail was originally blazed by prospectors bound for the gold-bearing veins along Skagit Queen Creek. A number of hard-rock claims were ...

  • Thunder KnobView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This wheelchair-accessible trail offers a gentle climb through the trees to reach the top of a wooded promontory above Diablo Lake. The path ...

  • Fourth of July PassView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  9.7 miles

    A day hike or short backpack that follows Panther Creek, then climbs over Fourth of July Pass to Thunder Creek, 9.7 miles overall.

  • Desolation PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  13.6 miles

    A day hike from Lightning Creek Camp to the summit of Desolation Peak, 13.6 miles round trip, or from the Jack Point boat landing to the summit, ...

  • Little Jack TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  14.8 miles

    A very long day hike from Washington Highway 20, 14.8 miles round trip, or a more manageable day trip from the East Bank trail, 9.2 miles round ...

  • Skagit RiverView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Skagit River area is full of wonders. Paddle the river in early fall, and you’ll see salmon spawning. Paddle it during the winter months, ...

  • Pyramid LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.1 miles

    A half-day hike to Pyramid Lake, 2.1 miles round trip.

  • Stetattle CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.8 miles

    A day hike up Stetattle Creek, 2.8 miles to trail's end.

  • Thornton LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10.8 miles

    A day hike or short backpack to Thornton Lakes, 10.8 miles round trip.

  • Dam Traverse TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Newhalem, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Adventure-loving families will love the challenge of crossing two dams of the Skagit River: 389-foot-high Diablo Dam to drive across, and 540-foot-high ...