Wonders of the North Cascades
Seattle, WA4.0 (2 reviews)
- Pacific Crest Trail
- Mountain Solitude
- Mountain Passes & Summits
- Stunning Views
- Wildflower Filled Meadows
- Alpine Lakes
- Amazing Campsites
This amazing, off-the-beaten-path trek spans 32 miles and gains over 6600 ft in elevation in four days through a far less traveled part of North Cascades National Park due to its remote location. We’ll hike along the famous Pacific Crest Trail; through quiet, old growth forests of Douglas-fir and Ponderosa Pine; and along pristine mountain creeks. With exciting water crossings, high mountain passes and famous lakes, this trip delivers an invigorating, scenic adventure in a relatively short amount of time. If you want to experience all the North Cascades have to offer – alpine lakes, jagged peaks, high and sub-alpine meadows, glorious campsites, and glacier fed waterways – this trip is an excellent choice!
$1840 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip is rated Level 5 difficulty due to the consecutive 8-10 mile hikes on Days 2 and 3 that are coupled with significant elevation gains (2500-3000+ feet). Beyond the difficulty of the hiking, the cruxes of this trek lie in the first river crossing which if attempted early season can be challenging due to the runoff from snowmelt. One of our mountain passes can also be challenging, if attempted too early in the season, due to lingering snow. There is potential for hiking on steeper glaciated terrain that would requires micro spikes (provided) and enhanced caution.
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 3100 ft
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-10 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
- Potentially hiking on ice or snow
- Challenging river crossings
- 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.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
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