CHASING WILDFLOWERS & FALL
IN THE NORTH CASCADES
Activity level: easy – moderate
In early Spring, our Guided Wildflower Fall Hikes start at the edge of Salish Sea where entire coastal headlands burst into a palette of colors. Our coastal forest floor also comes alive with lilies and orchids.
In late Spring and throughout Summer, hike among mountain forest giants, along trickling streams, around tranquil lakes or up mountain sides to explore the variety of flowers growing in their favorite habitat.
In late Summer, venture up high to the expansive sub-alpine and alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and the buzzing concerto of pollinators.
In Fall, enjoy the stunning fall colors all around the North Cascades, up high in the mountains or down low along riversides, on a hike or on a scenic drive.
Our Guided Wildflower Fall Hikes take you onto well-maintained trails around Fidalgo Island, Mt Baker and the North Cascade Mountains. All are dirt trails, with varying degrees of muddiness, rockiness and rootiness, that accommodate all hiking levels. Sturdy waterproof hiking boots and gear is highly recommended.
All trails are within a 90 mi radius and a 2.5 hr drive. Some trailheads are quickly accessed from the road while others are reached via longer, potholed forest service roads. Time of year, road conditions, unforeseen environmental conditions & weather forecasts dictate trail options.
Easy Trails: little elevation gain (150-500 ft) and 1-4 mi round trip.
Moderate Trails: higher elevation gain (1000-1500 ft) and 4-6 mi round trip.
Please contact us for more information on choosing a trail that accommodates your hiking level.
Note: The first booking will set the trail or scenic drive (Fall) option for the day. For a different level trail, book on an alternate day. Please inquire prior to booking.
Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity
Very Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers
Pick-up & drop-off locations: Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, Anacortes Ferry, hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, marinas, residences & Airporter Shuttle locations in Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon.
“Thoroughly enjoyed my recent hike in the North Cascades with Stephanie of Skagit Adventures. Enjoyed identifying and photographing wildflowers while hiking through a beautiful old-growth douglas-fir/western red cedar forest. Stephanie did a great job of picking just the right activity level trail for this sixty-five year old senior, enough to work up a little sweat but certainly not overly taxing.” Walter, New York
“Stephanie was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide. I appreciate the effort taken to find a hike that would deliver the experience we wanted as well her incredible knowledge of the plants on the trail. Would recommend Skagit Guided Adventures to both locals and visitors!” Sweta, Seattle