North Cascades National Park Day Tour

north cascades park tour

May – October • 9 hrs • Easy – Moderate

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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.

The 78 mi, 2-hr drive (from Mount Vernon) on the North Cascades Scenic Highway parallels the Skagit Wild & Scenic River System.  Stops included in our North Cascades National Park Day Tour:

  • North Cascades National Park Visitor Center
  • Gorge Creek Falls
  • Ross Lake Lookout
  • Diablo Lake Lookout
  • a couple of our guide’s favorite locations

Also included is an optional 3-4 mi easy-moderate hike in the old-growth forest.  Or, instead of the hike, you have the option to take the Diablo Lake afternoon 2-hr boat tour, Friday-Saturday-Sunday only, June 28-September 8 (at an additional cost).

Note:  Summer temperatures can soar into the 90s, increasing the possibility of forest fires and heat stroke.


9:30 am – 6:30 pm

$240 Adult

$120 Child (10 & under)


Activity level: easy – moderate



“I loved every minute of the tour into North Cascades National Park! Stephanie showed me several wonderful outlooks with Lake Diablo as the most astonishing highlight. We also took a wonderful hike along the river. Stephanie taught me so much about the local flora and fauna and is wonderful company at the same time! This tour exceeded my expectations in many ways.  I would recommend it to anyone!”

Lory, Netherlands

“I attend the north cascade tour last week, the scenery was very beautiful and Stephanie was a very professional guide, she took me to nearly all the attractive place in the park. It is a very excellent tour, highly recommended.”

Xi, China


Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity

Very small group size: 1-5 Adventurers

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

Pick-up & drop-off locations: Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington and Mount Vernon

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