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River Loop

North Cascades

Location

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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Length

1.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 480 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed between Silver Star (Milepost 170) and Early Winter Campground (Mileposte 177) while crews fight an active wildfire in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
 
 

This trail can be accessed from the Newhalem Creek Campground. From here, there are a few options, including the Know a Tree trail, and a route leading to the northeast corner of the North Cascades Visitor Center. The one mile loop trail will take you through green forest and along the Skagit River with sweeping views.

 

River Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6711, -121.2609 Open map in new window

Trailhead

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

River Loop (#)

North Cascades National Park

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Guidebooks & Maps

Newhalem Area Day Hikes Information PDF: https://bit.ly/32YAHnL

Buy the Green Trails Marblemount No. 47 map

Getting There

From Marblemount follow the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) east for 14 miles to Newhalem. Continue for about 0.8 mile, then turn right at the sign for Newhalem Campground.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Highway 20 Closure: Highway 20 is closed between Silver Star (Milepost 170) and Early Winter Campground (Mileposte 177) while crews fight an active wildfire in the area. This closure is dated 7.12.21
 

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