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    Skagit River Loop Trail

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    Very Easy
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    3.1 km
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    29 m
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    The Skagit River Loop Trail is an easy hike in North Cascades National Park. This hike is suitable for all ages and skill levels and presents no challenges to consider. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on a leash. The hike features a pretty rainforest and the Skagit River beside you. It’s also an easy outing if you’re staying at the Newhalem Creek Campground next door.

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    Route Description for Skagit River Loop Trail

    The Skagit River Loop Trail is a lovely easy hike suitable for most adventurers. This walk features a vibrant forest and the Skagit River. Dogs are allowed on this trail as long as they’re on a leash.

    Begin by passing the visitor center and taking a short boardwalk through the forest to a wide overlook with benches. After about 0.3 km, the route transitions to natural footing. Enjoy the river, name all the species of tree you can, and then complete your loop by returning to the visitor center. To extend your walk, you can join Loops A or B at the campground with this trail.

    Getting to the Skagit River Loop Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Skagit River Loop Trail is in front of the North Cascades National Park Visitor Center.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Newhalem Creek Campground

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      Yes - On Leash

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