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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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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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309 reviews 309 reviews
103 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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Simi Valley, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
50 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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