Experience the North Cascades

The North Cascades boast some of the best wild land recreation in the Pacific Northwest — if not the world.

Things to do

Scenic drives, hiking, camping and cross-country skiing are just a few of the great things to do in the North Cascades.

Where to go

Craggy mountain peaks, lush river valleys, arid shrub steppe and everything in between — the North Cascades have it all.

When to go

Each season brings its own set of things to do in the North Cascades. While summer offers spectacular hiking and camping, many flock to the North Cascades for winter sports like downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Spring offers waterfalls, and fall has spectacular vistas bursting with color.

 

 

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.

  • Max Greenberg

    The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.

    But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.