Experience the wilderness and majestic landscape in the heart of the North Cascades!


The North Cascades National Park Day Tour promises to “Re-Wild” Your Spirit! with its incredible jagged mountain peaks, expansive glacially-carved valleys, endless temperate rainforest, old-growth trees, turquoise-colored lakes and life-sustaining rivers.

Have your camera ready!  On the 78 mi drive along the North Cascades Scenic Highway, your expert local park guide, Stephanie, will make these stops for you to enjoy breathtaking scenery:

  • Wild & Scenic Skagit River
  • North Cascades National Park Visitor Center
  • Gorge Creek Falls
  • Ross Lake Lookout
  • Diablo Lake Lookout
  • a couple of Stephanie’s favorite locations

In addition, enjoy a 3-4 mi easy-moderate hike in the old-growth forest or the Diablo Lake afternoon 2-hr boat tour, July – September (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only, reservations required at an additional cost).


Notes: Summer temperatures can soar into the 90s increasing the possibility of heat stroke and forest fires. Fire smoke and haze (of varying amounts) can occur July-September.


September and October showcase the amazing fall colors of the North Cascades!  However, rainy weather begins.  Availability for 2-3 days is recommended when considering booking this Adventure during these two months.


This Adventure begins from any of the following pickup locations: Anacortes, La Conner, Mount Vernon and Burlington, and enters the park from the West Side.


Skagit Guided Adventures is fully insured and permitted to operate in the North Cascades National Park.


Want to see more of our amazing North Cascades?  Join my popular MOUNT BAKER DAY TOUR!


9:30 am – 5:30 pm

$403 p/p

Activity level: easy – moderate

Catered to your level


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Life is unpredictable.  Look for the option to purchase booking protection with Peek Protect offered during checkout. 

Gift this Adventure

“I loved every minute of the tour into North Cascades National Park!  Stephanie taught me so much and is wonderful company!  I would recommend this tour to anyone!”

Lory, Netherlands

“I attend the north cascade tour, the scenery was very beautiful and Stephanie was a very professional guide. It is a very excellent tour, highly recommended.”

Xi, China

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Included: Skagit’s top guide, transportation and fuel surcharge (WA – 3rd highest gas prices in the US)

Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, gratuity

Very small group size: 1-5 Adventurers.

What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes, lunch/snacks & beverage.

Meeting locations: Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington and Mount Vernon. I do NOT pickup in Seattle.

Please be advised that there are inherent risks (such as accidents, forest fires, rock/snow slides, wildlife collisions, etc) when travelling on the only road leading into the Park through the North Cascade Mountains.  Road blockages can take several hours to clear thus affecting access into/out of the Park.  I advise bringing extra food and beverages and having flexibility in your travel schedule to allow for such unforeseen circumstances which could potentially entail an overnight stay.

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