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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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Orlando, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were looking for a great day hike in or near the North Cascades National park in Washington state and found Maple Loop Trail on Tripadvisor and several other online travel forums. The 7.1 miles round trip did not sound challenging but we had to think twice about the elevation - up and down 2000 feet in those 7 miles.... More

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Winthrop, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is as fabulous a day hike as everyone says. But it is NOT in North Cascades National Park. It is in the Okanogan National Forest - a wonderful trail built by the FOREST SERVICE. The same Forest Service that brings you all the other fabulous hikes along the North Cascades Highway, as well as the northernmost 60 miles of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This 7+ mile loop took us through green forests and then up into alpine meadows with glimpses of several pristine lakes at different points in the hike. The ridge walk at the top elevation of the hike presented us with vistas of the snow capped peaks of the North Cascades in the distance along with steep, orange-gold colored rocky spires... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

You can hike this loop either clockwise or counterclockwise. If you choose to go clockwise, you'll have the majority of elevation change in one large chunk at the beginning of your hike, but I would highly recommend going counterclockwise (which I think is the way the trail is marked) - if you hike this way, you'll have a nice view...followed... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On August 3 we hiked the Maple Pass Loop. It is approximately 7 miles and reaches an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet. We hiked five miles and then set up camp on top of a bluff. The bluff was filled with wildflowers, and overlooked a lake on each side. The only down side is there were thousands of mosquitos. We... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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308 reviews 308 reviews
102 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is an awesome hike. Be sure to visit the Rainy Lake and Lake Ann while here. Absolutely positively worth every minute

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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