Trail Conditions

A trail surrounded by wildflowers
Wildflowers abound on high alpine trails in the park.

NPS/A. Scheunemann

July 20, 2024

We are in our peak summer season and things are busy at North Cascades! The weather has been hot, dry and prime for fire conditions, so there is a Burn Ban in Effect in the park. There are some fires currently burning in or near the park, so check our Fire Closures page for the most up to date information. If you see smoke or flames, please contact a ranger station to share the location. Practice caution while recreating near wildfires, conditions can change rapidly depending on winds and temperature.

Backcountry Permits are required year round for all overnight trips in the park and they help us locate you in an emergency.

Be sure to check the weather forecast, trail conditions, and closures beforehand. As always, leave a detailed itinerary with a friend or family member, including the date and time you plan to exit the backcountry.

Keep wildlife alive and well by keeping your distance and your scented items stored properly. When given the opportunity to obtain human food, habituation occurs and can result in harm to the animal (natural inhabitant), even euthanization. Be a part of the prevention, not the problem.

The trail conditions listed in the table below represent the last known status, or general conditions. E-mail us if you have trail conditions to report.


Current Trail Conditions

Current trail conditions are reported by rangers and trail crew, and updated as frequently as possible. Please read the "general" condition for each trail when there is no recent update available.

North Cascades National Park Complex is a dynamic, natural environment where events and conditions are unpredictable. There is a possibility that trail and campground closures, environmental conditions (such as snow, high stream crossings, etc.), natural events (such as fires, aggressive animals, etc.), or other NPS management actions may impact your trip.

Last updated: July 20, 2024

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