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      Lake Chelan NRA is adjacent to the North Cascades National Park South Unit. There are no roads that lead into Lake Chelan NRA. The recreation area and Stehekin, a small town in the park with fewer than 100 permanent residents, are accessible only by floatplane or passenger ferry from the south end of Lake Chelan near the town of Chelan, Washington. The area can also be accessed by hiking trails through the Cascade Range during the summer months. During the summer, an off-road bus service operated by the NPS carries weary hikers to the town from the Pacific Crest Trail.

      Visitors to Lake Chelan NRA can get general information about the area at the Golden West Visitor Center located near the ferry landing.
      Purple Creek Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails Horse
      15
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      71 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      9,540 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,991 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      8,094 ft
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      100

      Outside Logo Articles

      Lake Chelan National Recreation Area: Coon Lake
      Sep 20, 2013 from backpacker.com
      Climb above the Stehekin River Valley, passing rugged cliffs and bird's-eye views, to a remote mountain lake at the foot of McGregor Mountain.
      America's Best-Kept Secrets: Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, WA
      Feb 28, 2011 from backpacker.com
      → In An alpine park that’s as scenic—but not as stormy—as its famous neighbor ← OutNorth Cascades National Park’s fickle weather Hike...
      North Cascades National Park: Agnes Gorge
      Sep 20, 2013 from backpacker.com
      This 7.9-mile out-and-back in North Cascades National Park links massive old-growth cedars, a photogenic gorge, and waterfall overlooks.
      Lake Chelan National Recreation Area: Rainbow Falls Loop
      Sep 20, 2013 from backpacker.com
      Travel by boat to a 7.2-mile loop in the North Cascades that features vibrant wildflowers, a rocky overlook above Lake Chelan, and a 300-foot...

      Popular Lake Chelan National Rec. Area (North Cascades N.P.) Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      Photos of Lake Chelan National Rec. Area (North Cascades N.P.) Mountain Bike

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      markhollowayaddtrailactivity #46193491 and 2 more
      Nov 11, 2023 @ 7:44am
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      papaclifaddphotoactivity #42285970 and 9 more
      Jul 28, 2023 @ 5:58am
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      May 10, 2022 @ 1:31pm
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Domke Lake Resort11.6 km
      Angels Staircase / Uno Peak 3 18 13 218.4 km
      Sun Mountain 12 13 319.4 km
      Rendezvous Basin 1 222.6 km
      Lookout Mountain 1 122.6 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike32 miles95 ft2,805 ft4,173 ft
      #8,242112
      Horse1539 miles4,987 ft11 miles6,982 ft
      #1,419
      Hike2771 miles9,541 ft21 miles6,991 ft
      #10,556101176
      Trail Running2470 miles9,432 ft21 miles6,991 ft
      #7,4249
      Snowshoe1410 ft30 ft410 ft30 ft
      Backcountry Ski1410 ft30 ft410 ft30 ft
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