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Maple Pass Loop

North Cascades National Park, WA
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Quintessential North Cascades Hike

This is a very busy trail, almost any time of the year, as it offers exquisite views of peaks... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Glenn N
Seattle, Washington
Amazing Scenery

Had a perfect sunny day hiking Maple Loop Pass in August 2016. Everywhere you turned there was a... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
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A scenic trail passing by lakes and meadows.
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a very busy trail, almost any time of the year, as it offers exquisite views of peaks, valleys and alpine lakes. Your first decision will be to go clockwise (with the steepness at the beginning) or counterclockwise (steepness at the end). My preference...More

2  Thank Glenn N
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Had a perfect sunny day hiking Maple Loop Pass in August 2016. Everywhere you turned there was a valley, beautiful mountain peaks and alpine lakes. The hike up was a steady climb and any reasonable fit adult or older child could tackle it if they...More

1  Thank Deen12B
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I spent three days in North cascades and the rangers obviously suggested Maple pass and Cascade pass. I did Maple pass on day 1...I started early to beat all the foot traffic (go to the parking lot at the crack of dawn..it gets quite busy...More

6  Thank Suresh L
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great hike with awesome views. Hiked this trail early october. The fall colors were stunning. Did this counter clockwise. I continued my day hiking the Blue Lake trail which is a gem!!! It's a small hike so, if you have time, don't miss it!!

Thank swimm3r31
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I hiked this loop counter clockwise . Both of us admitted that it's the most beautiful hike we have done so far . Took us 4 hrs with frequent rest enjoying the beauty around.

Thank Donga8
Reviewed 12 August 2016

An energetic hike, but worth it! We started counterclockwise, and made it to above Heather Lake and Meadows. As it was a very hot day, we decided to go back the way we came, the distance via Maple Pass was the same.

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Absolutely breathtaking hike with expansive views of the glacier clad cascade range at the top. The ascent from the Rainy Lake side was spectacular, the timing was great with an abundance of wildflowers, great view of the falls into Rainy Lake and of the lake...More

3  Thank Christine L
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Yes it is indeed gorgeous. The views looking down at Lake Ann should make you stop more than once as you make your way up the mountain. Frankly the hike to Lake Ann was meh to me. Muddy and I'm short so I couldn't see...More

4  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

It is true that the snow doesn't melt on this trail till late July. It was impassable in mid July just past lake ann. But the views of Lake ann from above were all as described. I thought it at least moderate, but it was...More

1  Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

"So much prettier than anything I've ever seen!" -15 year old daughter. Do go on this hike, but not before 7/15. Do expect an unforgettable experience! Do remember energy bars, lots of water, lots of layers and warm hat if early season. Don't go without...More

7  Thank trekking4ward
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24 March 2017|
Response from Deen12B | Reviewed this property |
Well it is a well-defined trail and pretty straight forward in getting around the loop. Check parks bulletins for that information as each year is different depending on the snowfall levels fro the previous winter.
23 August 2016|
Response from trekking4ward | Reviewed this property |
No. Winthrop is 45 minutes to the East.