LITTLE BEAVER -- BIG BEAVER LOOP
North Cascades National Park
Washington, United States
This enchanting wilderness walk takes you through some of the most magnificent ancient forest on the planet, with a side trip that allows a good look into what may be America’s most dramatic mountain landscape. A hundred miles of jagged, ice- draped rock spires with names like Challenger, Forbidden, Fury, and Terror are hidden up here in the North Cascades behind an impenetrable moat of dense forest. Some are so remote they cannot be seen from any road. The Little Beaver–Big Beaver loop, combined with a day trip up above Beaver Pass—or even better, Whatcom Pass—offers not just a deep immersion into that magical, primeval forest, but an unforgettable close-up perspective on the dramatic climax of the rugged North Cascades.