North Cascades Classic
Seattle, WA5.0 (9 reviews)
- BIG Mountain Views
- Abundant Wildlife
- Stunning Views
- Seasonal Waterfalls
- Mountain Solitude
- Exciting Cable Car Crossing
The North Cascades Classic is an adventure into the remote wilderness of one of the least visited national parks in the USA due to its rugged backcountry. With over 7,000 feet of total elevation gain and loss in just under 35 miles, this trip is sure to put your knees and heart to the test, but the views are truly worthwhile. Old-growth forests and glacier-fed streams are punctuated by snow-covered peaks and alpine passes as we climb high and go deep into the backcountry. Wildflowers in early summer and wild berries right before fall make it a beautiful — and delicious — trip all summer long. A suspension bridge and cable car crossing over an iconic Pacific Northwest river add to the excitement of this trip, as does the wildlife — bears, salmon, and more are common in this remote corner of the North Cascades.
$1885 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trips follows mostly well maintained trails, with some rocky and and challenging route finding. This trip has significant elevation gains and losses which is why it’s rated Difficulty Level 4.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this North Cascades National Park hike a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
Seattle is one of the United States’ most convenient cities to travel to. SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) Airport is one of the most easily accessed destinations in the country. Many major cities in the United States and internationally offer direct flights into Seattle. Please stay at one of our recommended hotels (coming soon!), all of which have airport shuttles so you do not have to rent a vehicle.
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person