14 must-do wilderness hikes in Washington’s North Cascades

It’s a little-known-fact that the some of the most spectacular wilderness lands in the country are in the North Cascades of Washington state.

This area, stretching from just north of Mt. Rainier to the Canadian border, is anchored by a network of ten wilderness areas encompassing more than 2.5 million acres of the most pristine wild lands in the state. These areas protect the most iconic peaks, lakes, and vistas of the North Cascades such as Mt. Baker, Glacier Peak, the Enchantment Lakes region and the Lake Chelan high country.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, The Wilderness Society has just released a list of 14 wilderness hikes in the North Cascades that will take you to some of the most spectacular sights in the region.

These hikes capture the best of what each wilderness area in the North Cascades has to offer—from the sprawling alpine meadows of Spider Meadows in the Glacier Peak Wilderness and waterfalls of the Boulder River Wilderness to the historic Evergreen Mountain Lookout in Wild Sky Wilderness and panoramic views of Bandera Mountain in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Get the list…


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