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Sterling Munro

North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
48.6658, -121.2669 Map & Directions
Length
0.1 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
0 feet
Highest Point
515 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed

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The Sterling Munro Boardwalk an accessible trail in North Cascades National Park. Located behind the North Cascades Visitor Center near Newhalem, this short boardwalk extends through thick forest before ending at an expansive view of the distant Picket Range. Continue reading

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Hiking Sterling Munro

The Sterling Munro Boardwalk an accessible trail in North Cascades National Park. Located behind the North Cascades Visitor Center near Newhalem, this short boardwalk extends through thick forest before ending at an expansive view of the distant Picket Range.

Steep mountainsides frame the view of jagged peaks, with a fire scar from the 2015 Goodell Fire visible on the slopes of Mount Ross. Bring a pair of binoculars; you may see mountain goats navigating the sheer slopes in the distance. There are a myriad of birds you can see here, and the boardwalk offers a glimpse of Terror Glacier, the only glacier visitors can see on Highway 20 without having to undertake a strenuous hike or climb.

History Note

The boardwalk is named for Sanford Sterling Munro Junior, an aide to Washington senator Henry Jackson.

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Sterling Munro

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.6658, -121.2669 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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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

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 northwest corner of the center. Water and restrooms available.

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North Cascades > North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

North Cascades National Park

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