Ross Lake Traverse in the North Cascades
Seattle, WA4.9 (15 reviews)
- Stunning Views of Ross Lake
- Rejuvenating Mountain Solitude
- Breathtaking Waterfalls
- Ancient, Old Growth Forests
- Amazing North Cascades High Country
- Abundant Wildlife Habitat
- Towering Granite Peaks
Towering peaks and old growth forests surround us on this 5-day backpacking adventure that traverses the east shore of one of North Cascades National Park’s most picturesque bodies of water: Ross Lake. This trip stays along the lakeshore, which makes for a perfect early season (June and July) North Cascades adventure. We’ll start on Ruby Arm—the southeastern most inlet of Ross Lake—and hike 32 miles along the lakeshore, over tumbling creeks and side drainages tucked between high granite spires, until emerging just a few miles from the Canadian border. We have great views of the snow-covered high peaks towering above us. After completing our traverse of the lake, we’ll take a water taxi all the way back to our starting point, and have a chance to see everything that we hiked from an entirely new perspective.
$2035 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trek is on mostly well maintained trails with moderate elevation gains and losses. Expect mostly moderate hiking on dirt and rock trails, with some creek crossings and a 35-45 pound backpack.
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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
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.
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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