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Maple Pass Loop

North Cascades National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: A scenic trail passing by lakes and meadows.
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did this hike mid-July and made it to Heather Pass, but couldn't continue due to snow. It didn't matter though because the hike to that point was incredible. We went counter-clockwise, which is a more gradual elevation gain. You start out going through beautiful old growth forests, pass a pristine alpine lake (Lake Ann), and continue with amazing views... More

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Spent 2 weeks in Washington, did several hikes, I believe this was my favorite. We did clock wise, to get a strenous climb, the views are breath taking! We were in the area to meet up with our boys who were thru PCT hikers.

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Minot, North Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We did this hike the last week in July. The wildflowers were stunning and bloomin' everywhere. If you want to climb 2000+ ft in half-a-mile, go clockwise. If you want to climb 2000+ ft in 4 miles, go counter clockwise. Most hikers choose counter clockwise. The scenery is gorgeous either way. We liked this hike better than Cascades Pass. And... More

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Winthrop, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

8 miles of absolute alpine wonder! The trail is steep in places but doable by most anyone. Views are amazing: birds-eye views of lake Ann and Rainy lake, distant glaciers, rock gardens, wild flowers, tarns and little springs. Ok to bring the dog.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

While traveling through Mt Rainer NP we stopped by the visitor center and asked about some great hikes in the area. The ranger told us about Maple Pass, which started on the Rainy Lake trail. We went counter clock wise on the hike and there was about 4.8 miles of mostly uphill....so we stopped and rested alot and talked to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This hike starts at the Rainy Pass trailhead, climbs up to Heather Pass and then on to Maple Pass and even higher on the side of a nearby mountain. After an initial stretch in the forest, much of the trial is a loop circling above Lake Anne, so you can see much of the route. We hiked this loop on... More

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bay area, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

This loop offers dramatic views and different ones. Lake Ann at various elevations, ridges, wildflowers. We were subjected to rain and snow while we were there and I would suggest being prepared for weathers of all kinds while doing this loop

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Pac NW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2007

We did the loop counter clockwise - we took the trailhead closest to the parking lot at Rainy Pass. The trail is nicely maintained. One would be hard pressed to twist an ankle on this one. It makes a steady, gradual pace toward Heather Pass. Shortly after it makes a steeper pitch to get to Maple Pass. At Maple Pass... More

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