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Rockport State Park, Beaver Lake

North Cascades

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Hiked Apr 28, 2017

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free
Kim and I did two short hikes in one day. First to Rockport State Park along Highway 20 in Rockport then south through Darrington to the Beaver Lake Trail which is opposite the Whitechuck boat launch. My first visit to Rockport State Park. The loop trail around the perimeter and the one mile double loop just south of the highway added up to about 4.5 miles. Lots of huge old growth trees and a plethora of spring wildflowers in bloom. We saw trillium, skunk cabbage, spring beauty, red currant, yellow violets, bleeding hearts, salmonberry, and false Solomon's seal and more. Trails all in good shape with just a few muddy spots. The Beaver Lake Trail was also in good shape. Very recent drainage work has been done. Some mud but not bad at all. More trillium, yellow violets, skunk cabbage, and more wildflowers in bloom. Two easy trails with very minimal elevation gain. A total of just over 8 miles hiked for both. The old growth trees, variety of wildflowers in bloom, and easy access of highways make for great spring hikes. My full trip report with 56 annotated photos is at the link below the photos.