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Goode Ridge

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
48.4326, -120.8811 Map & Directions
Length
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
4400 feet
Highest Point
6600 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Booker & Buckner from the Goode Ridge Lookout site. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Ridges/passes

A fine trail for those willing to climb to get to great views in a remote part of the North Cascades National Park. Best done as a side trip off an overnight trip from Rainy Pass to Stehekin, or something similar. Continue reading

Rating
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Hiking Goode Ridge

A fine trail for those willing to climb to get to great views in a remote part of the North Cascades National Park. Best done as a side trip off an overnight trip from Rainy Pass to Stehekin, or something similar.

The trail switchbacks 5 miles up to the old Goode Ridge Lookout site from the Stehekin River. There is regular brush and blow down on the lower half of the trail but neither is a show-stopper. No bugs or other problems. The upper half is in open meadows with great views. The last spring water is at around 3300' elevation. This is a well designed and well built but little visited trail.

Goode Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.4326, -120.8811 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

A backcountry permit is required to camp overnight in North Cascades National Park. Walk-up and advance permits are $26 and must be picked up in person at one of the park's Wilderness Information Centers.

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Drive the North Cascades Highway 20 to Rainy Pass (PCT south trailhead). Then hike 11 miles south on the PCT to the Stehekin River. Or, take a boat up Lake Chelan, then the shuttle bus to High Bridge, then 5 miles on the PCT north to the bridge over Bridge Creek. The trailhead is 100 yards up the Stehekin River Road from this bridge.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Cascades > Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Goode Ridge (Goode Lookout) (#)

North Cascades National Park

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