Courtesy of the National Park Service

North Cascades National Park, WA

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Fifty
miles from Bellingham on the Canadian border is a picture-postcard Pacific Northwest landscape of sawtooth mountains slung with hammocks of snow. More than
300 glaciers feed some of the country’s highest waterfalls, and wildlife,
including the occasional grizzly, prowl the park’s old-growth forests.

Cool Facts: North Cascades is one of the snowiest places on earth and contains more than
half of the glaciers in the lower 48 states. It also has the highest number of
recorded plant species of any national park in the country.

Don’t Miss: A hike on the nearly 400 miles of trails—perhaps the stiff, 12-mile-round-trip
Cascade Pass–Sahale Arm Trail winding through wildflower fields past waterfalls
and glaciers with panoramas of some of the park’s 127 alpine lakes.

America's Most Underrated National Parks

North Cascades National Park, WA

Fifty
miles from Bellingham on the Canadian border is a picture-postcard Pacific Northwest landscape of sawtooth mountains slung with hammocks of snow. More than
300 glaciers feed some of the country’s highest waterfalls, and wildlife,
including the occasional grizzly, prowl the park’s old-growth forests.

Cool Facts: North Cascades is one of the snowiest places on earth and contains more than
half of the glaciers in the lower 48 states. It also has the highest number of
recorded plant species of any national park in the country.

Don’t Miss: A hike on the nearly 400 miles of trails—perhaps the stiff, 12-mile-round-trip
Cascade Pass–Sahale Arm Trail winding through wildflower fields past waterfalls
and glaciers with panoramas of some of the park’s 127 alpine lakes.

Courtesy of the National Park Service

America's Most Underrated National Parks

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