North Cascades National Park Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in North Cascades National Park with our insider's guide.


Mountain bikes are permitted on highways, unpaved back roads, and a few designated tracks around the park; however, there is no biking on footpaths...


The boundaries of North Cascades National Park touch two long and sinewy expanses: Lake Chelan in the far south, and Ross Lake, which runs toward...


Black bears are often sighted along trails in the summer; do not approach them. Back away carefully, and report sightings to the Golden West...

Horseback Riding

Many hiking trails and backwoods paths are also popular horseback-riding routes, particularly around the park's southern fringes. Tours and...


The park's tangles of waterways offer access to remote areas inaccessible by road or trail; here are some of the most pristine and secluded...


June through August is the park's white-water season, and rafting trips run through the lower section of the Stehekin River. Along the way take...

Winter Sports

Mt. Baker, just off the park's far northwest corner, is one of the Northwest's premier skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing regions—the area...



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