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Middle Fork Cascade River

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.4655, -121.1564 Map & Directions
Length
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1800 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard

This trail is closed due to damage from the Pincer Creek Fire. Closure anticipated to last until at least December 2022

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

This trail was damaged in the the Mineral Park Fire and more recently in the Pincer Fire. In the interim, flooding has damaged it and the trail has not seen maintenance since 2007. Continue reading

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Hiking Middle Fork Cascade River

This trail was damaged in the the Mineral Park Fire and more recently in the 2021 Pincer Fire. In the interim, flooding has damaged it and the trail has not seen maintenance since 2007. Hikers wanting to visit will need route-finding knowledge and should expect a difficult trip.

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Middle Fork Cascade River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.4655, -121.1564 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

This trail is closed due to damage from the Pincer Creek Fire. Closure anticipated to last until at least December 2022

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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

From the Mount Baker Ranger District office in Sedro-Woolley, follow State Route 20 east for 39 miles to Marblemount.

On the east end of town, turn right on the Cascade River Road, immediately cross the Skagit River and continue on the Cascade River Road for 17 miles to the junction of Forest Road 1590, which intersects on a sharp switchback. This road is closed to motorized vehicles, so you'll need to hike on the closed road 1.9 miles to the trailhead. This adds 4 miles roundtrip to the hike, for a total of 11 miles.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Middle Fork Cascade River (#767)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails: Cascade Pass 80

USGS: Sonny Boy Lakes, Cascade Pass

Buy the Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80 map

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Middle Fork Cascade River

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