Top Reasons to Go

Pure wilderness: Spot bald eagles, deer, elk, and other wildlife on nearly 400 miles of mountain and meadow hiking trails.

Majestic glaciers: The North Cascades are home to several hundred moving ice masses, more than half of the glaciers in the United States.

Splendid flora: A bright palette of flowers blankets the hillsides in midsummer, while October's colors paint the landscape in vibrant autumn hues.

Thrilling boat rides: Lake Chelan, Ross Lake, and the Stehekin River are the starting points for kayaking, white-water rafting, and ferry trips.

19th-century history: Delve into the state's farming, lumber, and logging pasts in clapboard towns and homesteads around the park.

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