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Newhalem Rock Shelter Trail

North Cascades


North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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0.25 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 515 ft.


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This short and sweet trail starts 0.3 miles east on the service road past Newhalem Creek Campground loops C & D, just past the steel-grated Newhalem Creek Bridge.

The very short path is wheelchair accessible, only 1000 feet long and gently graded. As you walk along, you'll see 1,400 year old hunting camp sheltered by a large boulder along side Newhalem Creek. Interpretive signs and benches dot the way, in between moss and lichen that line the path.

WTA Pro Tip: It is possible to connect to the Linking Trail from Newhalem Creek Campground for a 1 mile roundtrip hike. However, this add-on is not necessarily entirely wheelchair friendly.

Wheelchair Accessibility

This trail has up to a 12% grade with no more than a 3% cross slope.

Newhalem Rock Shelter Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.6688, -121.2547 Open map in new window


North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

North Cascades National Park

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Getting There

Find the town of Newhalem on State Route 20 at mile 120. This trail starts 0.3 miles (0.5 km) east along the service road past Newhalem Creek Campground Loop C, 40 yards (35 m) beyond the steel grated Newhalem Creek Bridge.

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