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Rasar State Park

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.5167, -121.9059 Map & Directions
Length
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
20 feet
Highest Point
125 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
View of Sauk Mountain from Rasar State Park. Photo by Bob and Barb.
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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

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Hiking Rasar State Park

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.

Hike Description Written by
Lindsay Leffelman, WTA Correspondent

Rasar State Park

Map & Directions

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

Before You Go

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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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Trailhead

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

Washington State Parks

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Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

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