The least visited national park in Washington, it has a great deal to offer including a spectacular rain forest.
5.0 based on 128 reviews
Scenic overlook from which you can see famous natural sights including the Liberty Bell Peak and Early Winter Spires.
On our trip from Seattle to Winthrop, my wife and I stopped first at the beautiful Diablo overlook and then at the Washington Pass both stops to enjoy the scenery and to break the 4 hour drive on the Hwy 20. The view of the mountains is absolutely stunning.
5.0 based on 1 reviews
Hiking trail that ends at Ross Lake.
5.0 based on 53 reviews
A scenic trail passing by lakes and meadows.
Best hike! I couldn’t stop taking pictures because the views were amazing. Hiking sticks were very helpful. We went counter clockwise. It was a gradual incline to the top and not too steep back down. Most hikers were wearing masks or put them on when we passed. We started around 8am. Took us about 6 hours total with lunch at the top and lots of breaks for my 12 year old. Take plenty of water. I never felt unsafe. Well marked path once you’re on it. Weather was much cooler and easier in the early morning hours. Bugs were not a problem (october). Parking was available. Don’t forget to pay your $5 fee at the box or display your pass.
5.0 based on 5 reviews
Hidden Lake Peak Trail is 4.5 miles, steep and is a full day or overnight hike.
Hi fellow travelers ☺️ Will start with a caution. The road leading to the trailhead is more suitable for high rise SUV, than a sedan, especially if u r its owner. It's a 4 miles of a narrow dirt road, with rocks, stones and small craters (huge potholes). Drove a Toyota highlander, which made it through nicely, but it wasn't easy. There's a parking spot for sedans, I think about 0.5 miles from the trailhead. But u still get to drive most of the way. Got to the trailhead, great ???????? It doesn't matter how far u can go, it's worth a visit. I'll let the pics do the talking. The trail is 4.5 miles up and 4.5 miles down. Elevation gain approximately 3000ft. Started my day at 0730 and was back by 1330. Not a competition ☺️ just giving u a time frame. 3.5 hours to the top and 2 hours downhill. More people started the hike later in the day. But all in all it's not heavily trafficked. Temp when I left, was low fifties and at the top, was cold as well. Be prepared if u r, like myself, a sun lover. Sun came out, only on the way back and for a short while. Was mostly cloudy. There are parts, that the vegetation encloses the path. My advice, wear long trousers/legging. Will not lie, it's a grueling hike, but definitely doable and worth it. Starts with a hike through a green and dense forest, with water everywhere. Then, lots of summer blossom, colorful and views of the surrounding mountains. Then come the boulders and some left over snow, wich is more icy. U even get to walk on it, which I didn't like much, since I'm clumsy. **Tip** The trail has a few false paths, that were done by hikers with backcountry permit. These lead u to a camping spot and off trail. Neat trick is to download the map of the area on Google maps for offline use (no service up there) and u can see if u r on the right path. Used it a few times. Have fun and take lots and lots of pictures ????????♀️????????♀️????????♀️????????♀️ Questions? Feel free to ask ????
5.0 based on 39 reviews
Come early, u will have the lake for yourself, come late, u will share... A lot. There's a pit toilet at the trailhead ???? And one picnic table ????????♀️ 5$ fee at a self service station, if u don't hold an annual park pass. Started at 0640 am and it was cold ???? in the 40's. Took me 15 minutes to get warmer and and an hour to reach the lake. Just a time frame... The trail isn't steep, elevation gain is about 1000 ft. Beautiful scenery all the way, pics say it all. The lake is much more than I have expected. Stayed around it for about an hour and was amazed by the views, from many angles ???? A bit further there's a small loop that leads to a small pond. The way back was a treat. I could jog down hill parts of it. Just watch ur footing. On the way down, met 20 fellow hikers. Most of the trail was shaded. When the sun came through, so did the bugs. Questions? Feel free to ask ☺️ Have fun ????????♀️????????♀️????????♀️????????♀️
5.0 based on 126 reviews
picnic tables and a great view...great stopping spot on your drive through NCNP...but it can get busy.
5.0 based on 46 reviews
.The scenery here was amazing, forests, mountains and lakes, Lake Diablo was incredible, the blue water was fantastic. Definately worth visiting this National Park. We visited America for a month, so we bought the Annual Park Pass, at $80, it saves a lot of money, you can access as many parks as you wish, and only pay the once.
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