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Linking Trail

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.6712, -121.2606 Map & Directions
Length
0.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
0 feet
Highest Point
515 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

This short trail connects the River Loop and The Trail of Cedars in the Newhalem Campground. If you are staying in the campground, this is a great alternative to walking the hot gravel campground road. Continue reading

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Hiking Linking Trail

This short trail connects the River Loop and The Trail of Cedars in the Newhalem Campground. If you are staying in the campground, this is a great alternative to walking the hot gravel campground road.

Wander through mossy, shady forest with lots of interesting distractions for little ones.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

This trail is maintained with a smooth, obstacle free surface and less than 10% grade.
Linking Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6712, -121.2606 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

To access the Linking Trail from the Skagit River Loop Trail:

From Marblemount follow the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) east for 14 miles to Newhalem. Turn right on the access road to the Newhalem Creek Campground and the national park visitors center. Cross the Skagit River, pass the campground booth, and in a quarter-mile come to a four-way stop. Continue straight ahead for 0.6 mile, reaching a large parking area for the visitors center. The trail begins behind the northeast corner of the center. Water and restrooms available.

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Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

North Cascades National Park

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Linking Trail

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