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Goode Ridge

Central Cascades

Location

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan
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Length

10.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 4400 ft.
Highest Point: 6600 ft.

Rating

3.50 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
A backcountry permit is required to camp overnight in North Cascades National Park. Permits must be picked up in person at one of the park's Wilderness Information Centers
 
 

A fine trail for those willing to climb to get to great views in a remote part of the North Cascades National Park. Best done as a side trip off an overnight trip from Rainy Pass to Stehekin, or something similar.

The trail switchbacks 5 miles up to the old Goode Ridge Lookout site from the Stehekin River. There is regular brush and blow down on the lower half of the trail but neither is a show-stopper. No bugs or other problems. The upper half is in open meadows with great views. The last spring water is at around 3300' elevation. This is a well designed and well built but little visited trail.

 

Goode Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.4326, -120.8811 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

Goode Ridge (Goode Lookout) (#)

North Cascades National Park

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails 81: McGregor Mountain

Getting There

Drive the North Cascades Highway 20 to Rainy Pass (PCT south trailhead). Then hike 11 miles south on the PCT to the Stehekin River. Or, take a boat up Lake Chelan, then the shuttle bus to High Bridge, then 5 miles on the PCT north to the bridge over Bridge Creek. The trailhead is 100 yards up the Stehekin River Road from this bridge.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
A backcountry permit is required to camp overnight in North Cascades National Park. Permits must be picked up in person at one of the park's Wilderness Information Centers
 

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