Hiking the Area
The Frank Church Wilderness Area, just east of Cascade, is the largest roadless wilderness area in the lower 48 states. Flying is a great way to see some of it. There are many backcountry airstrips to get into remote areas, including several privately owned fly-in lodges with full amenities and guide services. At the airport in Cascade you can charter a plane for a scenic ride or to access the backcountry and hike from there.
GO PREPARED! The success or failure of any outing depends entirely on whether you and your equipment are properly prepared. Mountain weather can be unpredictable even in what seems to be the most ideal of conditions. It is a good idea to talk to local Forest Rangers to be advised of current conditions and other circumstances. A Forest Service Ranger Station is located on the north end of the city of Cascade. It should be noted that, while most of the trails outside of wilderness areas are open to either hiking or mountain biking, the wilderness trails are limited to hiking.