Pacific Northwest Trail - North Cascades National Park/Ross Lake NRA Segment

Type: Backcountry
Length: 60.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: From east to west this trail leaves the Pasayten Wilderness Area after over 100 miles of wilderness hiking and crosses the Ross Lake NRA boundary on the Devils Dome Loop Trail. It then uses portions of the East Bank, Ruby-Ross, Big Beaver States: Washington
Counties: Whatcom
Latitude: 48.77491   Longitude: -121.06646

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A part of a continuous 1,200-mile trail route that links the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (NST) and Pacific Crest NST with the Pacific Ocean. This section of the trail is significant, because it serves as an east-west backbone to the predominantly north-south trail system within Olympic National Park. The trail takes users through a variety of significant ecosystems and provides stunning views as it travels through the Olympic, Cascade, and Selkirk mountain ranges. In addition to its many natural features, the trail also provides recreational opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 1,617
Elevation High Point: 5,206
Year Designated: 2002

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Pacific Northwest Trail Association

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information contact:
Pacific Northwest Trail Association
24854 CJ Memorial Circle #4
Sedro Wooley , WA 98284
(360) 854-9415



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