North Cascades National Park is in northern Washington State. It’s a vast wilderness of conifer-clad mountains, glaciers and lakes. The North Cascades Highway passes viewpoints and leads to trails such as the steep Thunder Creek Trail. Boats dot Ross Lake. The remote community of Stehekin lies at the northern tip of deep Lake Chelan. The park shelters grizzly bears and gray wolves, plus more than 200 bird species. Some family and pet friendly activities include the Desolation Peak Trail, stretching 6.8 miles one way and has a 4,400-foot elevation, but despite the high climb, you will be rewarded with grand vistas, open meadows and most importantly, panoramic views. Many of the most scenic, rewarding hikes are off the main track, giving backpackers the opportunity to make the most of the remote trails, but being rewarded when the hike is completed with spectacular views. With an endless array of outdoor activities, families and their beloved pets alike will want to return here and relive the amazing views as a reward for hard work!