This forested trail in the North Cascades National Park Complex leads down to Ross Lake and the network of trails in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area.
Look out over both Ross Lake and Ross Dam before making your way down to Ross Dam itself. The dam is part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project which supplies approximately 20% of the power requirements for Seattle City Light.
The Ross Dam Trail is often used to access Big Beaver Trail. While leashed dogs are permitted within the Ross Lake National Recreation Area, non-service animals are NOT allowed in the national park complex except on the Pacific Crest Trail.