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Rasar State Park

North Cascades

Explore a beautiful state park near the Skagit River with an extensive trail network and beautiful campsites. Continue reading


North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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3.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 125 ft.


3.67 out of 5

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  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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Rasar State Park, along the Wild and Scenic Skagit River, presents a variety of trails for exploring the park’s second-growth forest, native wildlife and pioneer history.

To experience the best the park has to offer, link the Skagit Woods Trail, the Skagit River Trail and the Field Trail for a looping, three mile nature walk. The Skagit Woods Trail takes hikers from the main campground, through second-growth forest, to the rocky, sandy shore of the river. The shoreline along the River Trail affords prime bird-watching opportunities. Next, traverse a grassy meadow on the Field Trail, where deer are frequently spotted grazing.

Views of Sauk Mountain are possible on clear days from the Field Trail, a mowed path which returns you to the impeccably groomed, large campground. Many small trails branch off the two main routes for exploring, making this a great campsite for kids and families.

The campsite includes a great play area and a large covered picnic area with kitchen. There are Junior Ranger programs offered on the weekends. This is a very nice park for all ages. The campsites are large and the area is very well maintained.

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Rasar State Park

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Co-ordinates: 48.5167, -121.9059 Open in Google Maps


North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Getting There

From I-5, drive Hwy 20 east to milepost 80. Turn right on Lusk Road, then left on Cape Horn Road.

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