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.