At Cascade Pass, the wow factor far exceeds the “ow” factor – perhaps no other trail in the state delivers as much reward for the effort. From the west, one reaches it by hiking an easy 3.5 mile trail from the end of the Cascade … From the high peaks on either side of the pass, verdant meadows curve down to a saddle that offers sweeping views of nearby valleys, glaciers, mountains, and passing wildlife. But let's start with the road to the trail head. Lookout is at 5968'. “We’ve moved into a very active weather pattern,” said Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Knowing the current park conditions can make your trip both more enjoyable and safer. I won’t have the chance to drive this far north for a while. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Ross Dam Trailhead at 2100'. South southeast wind around 11 mph. General Conditions: In 2015, this trail was used as a fire break for the Wolverine Fire--expect to see many cut trees. A slight chance of snow. Please try another search. Then on Christmas Eve expect rain changing to snow, flooding and severe storms in the East. This portion of the trail is suitable for children and beginner hikers. The Cascade Pass Trail is also a popular starting point for climbing routes to Sahale, Boston, Mixup, and Magic Peaks, and the Ptarmigan Traverse into the Glacier Peak Wilderness. 810 State Route 20 Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. No water along trail. Colonial Creek Campground at 1200', Park Creek Pass at 6100', (old road from Bridge Creek Camp to Cottonwood Camp), Bridge Creek Camp (2200') to Cottonwood Camp(2800'), More information on food storage requirements. If you are planning a trip to the wilderness during the winter, be sure to check the weather forecast, snow level, and driving conditions beforehand, and leave a detailed itinerary with a friend or family member, including the date and time you plan to exit the backcountry. Sunny, with a high near 31. The TripCheck website provides roadside camera images and detailed information about Oregon road traffic congestion, incidents, weather conditions, services and … Trailhead 3000', ridge above lake is 5000', Thornton Lake 4500'. Expect recently downed trees along the trail and snow at higher elevations. Trail often floods during spring snow-melt and high water events. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Patchy dense fog late in the afternoon. Trailhead 1800', Hozomeen Lake (highest pt.) Winter is settling in to the North Cascades, with heavy snows blanketing the high country, and the potential for heavy rain or snow at lower elevations. This is one of the best trails off the North Cascade highway - give yourself 4 hours to enjoy it. 6/26 - Lower 1/3 of trail has some trees … Big Beaver 1600'. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 13 and 18. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! Cascade Pass Trail to Cottonwood Camp - Washington | AllTrails New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Expect recently downed trees along the trail. New bridge built in 2013 over Panther Creek. Thunder Creek 1200', 4th of July Pass 3500'. The trail conditions listed in the table below represent the last known status, but please note that conditions can change. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Due to the North Cascades weather conditions during winter, the North Cascades Highway closes seasonally starting around mid-late November, and as such, the trail is not accessible during this time. Winter Weather Advisory for East Slopes Northern Cascades. Trail can be brushy at low elevations on the north end of the ridge, near the ford of the Chilliwack River and Indian Creek. The trailhead starts off of Hwy 20, at the Rainy Pass rest stop (on the west side of the highway). It is a nice break, with very nice views of … Sedro-Woolley, WA General conditions: Must ford Bridge Creek at South Fork Camp. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between 9 and 19. In the photo above, Cascade Pass is out of sight in the foreground on below the ridge connecting to Mix-Up Peak. Trailhead at 900', Sourdough Camp at 5055'. This section of the trail levels out a bit and becomes easier with only 300 feet of total ascent over its 0.9-mile distance. No water at Silesia Camp once snows melt--must get water at Egg Lake (1 mile round-trip). Backcountry permits are still required for all overnight trips. Backcountry permits required for overnight stays at Stiletto Lake; Trailhead 2000', high point (Devil's Dome): 7000'. Little Jack summit at 6750'. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Carry adequate water past this point to stay hydrated. Read More >, Local Forecast OfficeMore Local Wx3 Day HistoryMobile WeatherHourly Weather Forecast, Zone Area Forecast for West Slopes North Cascades and Passes, WA. General: Trail is not maintained on a regular basis, some sections can be overgrown, eroded and rough in some places. Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 22. The main concern today is the heavy snow with blizzard conditions and high winds across the Upper Midwest into the Plains and the severe thunderstorm potential along the central Gulf Coast. Look at the Winthrop cameras. Check out the long-range weather and snow forecast for Cascade Mountain, including temperature, predicted snowfall and wind details at the summit and base throughout the day for the next week. Climb steep switchbacks up towards the pass while taking in views of glaciers hanging of Johannesburg Mountain, until you near the pass itself. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Winter storms may bring downed trees, flooding, trail washouts, and avalanche hazard. Winter recreation in the park offers a unique opportunity for challenge and solitude, but be prepared before setting out. Centrally located, Colonial Creek stays busy thanks to its public pier and boat launch, which accesses Diablo Lake.Numerous hiking trails can also be found close to the campground, including the hike to Thunder Knob and the trail to Fourth of July Pass, one of the best … The hike offers stunning and expansive views for little effort at least comparative to some of the bigger, longer hikes you can find in the area. National Weather Service Forecast for West Slopes North Cascades and Passes. General: Panther Camp was rebuilt and relocated in 2012 and is 3.7 miles from the trailhead (~0.5 miles southwest of the old camp). Cascade Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Cascade is: A dusting of new snowTemperatures will be below freezing (max -2°C on Sat afternoon, min -9°C on Thu morning)Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the W by Sat afternoon). Snow may be heavy at … - No recent report. The trail rises steadily to the pass, from which hikers may explore in several directions. Fireweed 3900', Dagger Lake 5508', Twisp Pass 6100'. Snow likely, mainly after 10pm. South southeast wind 9 to 11 mph. SR 20 North Cascades Highway Hotline 360-707-5055. From the high peaks on either side of the pass, verdant meadows curve down to a saddle that offers sweeping views of nearby valleys, glaciers, mountains, and passing wildlife. In Summer: Water only available for the first 1.5 miles. South wind around 9 mph. WeatherBee is a non meteorologist spokesbee. My companions were my daughter–Anne Bentley–a hiking friend Marlee Richard–and her daughter Carrie Richard. Located off the North Cascades Highway, Colonial Creek is one of the most popular campgrounds in the North Cascades. The Cascade Pass Trail is a stunning hike with views of peaks and glaciers. Trailhead 3660', Cascade Pass 5400', Sahale Glacier Camp 7600'. Trailhead (Stehekin River)2300', Pass 6100', Trailhead 1200', Purple Pass 6900', War Creek Pass 6500'. Starting with views of Johannsburg Mountain, the trail climbs 3.7 miles to Cascade Pass (5,400 ft), a vista of flower meadows and more ice covered peaks before, continuing on to Sahale Arm. Please help protect the Natural Research Area. 1. 3pm PST Dec 23, 2020-6pm PST Dec 30, 2020, Excessive Rainfall and Winter Weather Forecasts, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For 3.6 miles the trail is meandering slowly climbing up the pass climaxing in views overlooking the Cascade Pass itself. Today. Best Time of Year to Hike Maple Pass Loop. West southwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Please select one of the following: Clear, with a steady temperature around 20. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. ~2900'. A 40 percent chance of snow. Strong System in the Northwest; Fast Moving System in the East; Impactful Alaska Storms. “Looking at some of the long term models, it continues to show an active pattern, a little bit warmer in terms of temperature, but still chances of rain and mountain snow.” This weather pattern appears to carry on into the Thanksgiving week as well. If your knees are gimpy it would be easier to go back the way you came. Expect deep snow and winter conditions beyond Cascade Pass. Breezy. From Highway 20 (the North Cascades Highway) at the town of Marblemount, follow the Cascade River Road, 22 miles east until it dead-ends at the trailhead for the Cascade Pass Trail (el. Water on the ridge is available at Copper and Egg Lakes. Please check the links below for current status and the latest reported conditions within the park. Snow likely, mainly before 10am. Snow level near 4000 feet. General: In summer, no water between Boundary Camp and the ridge. Trailhead 3000', Hannegan Pass 5060', Canadian border 2000', General: Cablecar over the Chilliwack replaced on October of 2019, Trailhead 3700', Hidden Lake: 5700', Hidden Lake Lookout: 6,700'. General: Roland Creek can be a wet ford during periods of high stream flows. Snow level 4000 feet in the afternoon. Wind chill values between 8 and 13. You can then continue on with a strenuous uphill climb for a mile to Douglass Lake, a stunning emerald eye of a lake sitting in the valley of the mountains. Partly sunny, with a high near 27. East Bank Trail (2000') to NPS boundary (5900'). The beauty of the Northern Cascades was almost overwhelming during our week long exploration of the park and the Cascade Pass hike was no different. A slight chance of snow. The descent back to the parking lot at Rainy Pass seemed to be about twice as steep as the ascent. This summer I returned to Cascade Pass and a backpack to Stehekin, retracing the hike I described in Hiking Washington’s History. Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for North Cascades National Park, WA. Section 2: Cascade Pass. Be prepared with the most accurate 10-day forecast for Rockport, WA with highs, lows, chance of precipitation from The Weather Channel and Weather.com Weather data from this station is accurate and up to date as possible, equipment failures, internet issues, weather and/or other conditions may affect the accuracy of the data shown. A strong Pacific system will bring rain, locally heavy that could cause mudslides, and heavy mountain snow in the Pacific Northwest. A strenuous, 12 mile hike with up to 4,200 feet of elevation gain to Sahale Arm. The Cascade Pass Trail starts at the end of Cascade River Road, under the hulking mass that is Johannesburg Mountain. Multiple locations were found. In the off season, they can be self-issued outside the Marblemount Wilderness Information Center or digitally by following the Winter Permits instructions on our Backcountry Permits page. A 30 percent chance of snow after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Cascade Pass. A small pool of water is just below the lookout. Trail access is from south end of Stehekin airstrip. General Conditions: The trail from the ridge to the lakeshore is steeper than most trails and can be very slippery when wet or icy. Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for Cascade, ID. Lauren Loebsack, Communications North Central Region-Wenatchee Sorry, the location you searched for was not found. Contact. Cascade Pass itself is a jumping-off point for bigger adventures, with one trail leading over 32.2 km to Stehekin and another terminating at nearby Sahale Glacier. Today. Snow in the morning, then rain or snow in the afternoon. Please e-mail us if you have trail conditions to report. Although an important pass, providing the easiest connection from the Cascade River to the head of Lake Chelan, it is now inside North Cascades National Park, and crossed by only a hiking trail. All seasonal trail crews and wilderness rangers are furloughed during the winter season, so updates to trail conditions are rare. Snow accumulation of 7 to 15 inches. Snow may be heavy at times. Desolation Peak. The Heather/Maple Pass Loop is located in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, though you'll touch North Cascade National Park during the highest point of the hike. A few trails leave the pass- the route up the Sahale Arm turns sharply North and begins to … Beaver Pass 3654'. Special Weather Statement for West Slopes North Cascades and Passes. October 21, 2020 National Weather Service Forecast for East Slopes Northern Cascades. Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! Some of the Cascade Pass Peaks as seen from the Sahale Arm ©Erik Turner. General: High rattlesnake activity, particularly on sunny days. Tab over to overview or Hour by Hour for alternative views of the Cascade Mountain weather forecast. Routefinding skills are necessary once the trails are snow-covered. NWS It is an additional 3.5 km of steep hiking to the glacier from Cascade Pass, so start out early if you want to add Sahale Glacier to the hike to Cascade Pass. Ticks common in spring and early summer. 98284. Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm I couldn't get a St. Helens permit, so even though the North Cascades weather forecast looked cloudy and windy I just decided to try Cascade Pass. - No recent report. Rain and snow. Lookout Mountain (USFS): Last flowing water source is ~1/2 mile past the trail split to Monogram Lake. General: Trail south of Ten Mile Pass (to Hilgard Pass) is obscure and difficult to follow due to 2015 Wolverine Fire. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Use this weather data with caution. From the last switchback you have just under a mile to go until you reach Cascade Pass. All NOAA, A powerful storm system will progress the next few days from the Central to Eastern U.S. with a number of hazards. Trailhead 1605', Lookout 6108' Hiker only. Weather forecast provided by the National Weather Service. Check the forecasts for the western slope and eastern slope of the Northern Cascades. No reliable water between one mile east of Copper Lake and the Chilliwack River. Trailhead 1800', Panther Camp ~2000', Fourth of July Pass 3500'. 3,660’).Over half the distance of this road is gravel but it is well maintained. 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