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Old Government

North Cascades


North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
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4.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 2400 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

This is a pleasant, short, lowland forest walk, accessed in Barlow Pass, the popular jumping off point for locations like Monte Cristo and Gothic Basin.

For this trail though, you'll start off by heading down the Barlow Point Trail. After 0.3 miles, branch off to the left onto the even-quieter Old Government trail.

This route follows parts of the old Everett and Monte Cristo Railway grade and an old trail that paralleled the railroad.  


Old Government

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0265, -121.4440 Open map in new window


North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

Old Government (#733)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District

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Getting There

From Darrington or Granite Falls, drive the Mountain Loop Highway to Barlow Pass. The parking area is on the north side of the highway.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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