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Address: , North Cascades National Park, WA
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A scenic trail passing by lakes and meadows.

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Maple pass loop

Favorite hike of our visit to North Cascades. We have 3 children age 14, 12, & 10. The kids did better then me. Bring water and snacks. I found the incline challenging but I am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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West Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Favorite hike of our visit to North Cascades. We have 3 children age 14, 12, & 10. The kids did better then me. Bring water and snacks. I found the incline challenging but I am from flat Fargo ND. Well worth the views. We did it counter clockwise. I would highly recommend the hike. Not a lot of people on... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stunning up-hill hike on moderate switchbacks. Bypass lake Ann in favor of continuing up hill to Heather Pass, about 3 hours for a 70 year old. We turned around at Maple Pass because daylight was waning. Took 2 hours back. Wear good boots to match the sometimes rocky trail. Take at least 1 ltr. of water each.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Note this trail is NOT in the park but east of the eastern entrance. That being said, it is a great loop hike. We packed up and headed towards Glacier Nat Park and it did this hike first thing in the morning. We were there early July, still snow on the ground but lots of wildflowers. We did it counter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is truly a beautiful hike. You'll see fields of snow, meadows of wildflowers and scenic peaks (at least we did in the beginning of July). One thing we neglected to bring, however, was bug spray. Between the biting flies and mosquitoes you WILL need it. Trust me when I say I will be back to enjoy this hike with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

although it was a cloudy day, and sometimes raining. We visited Columbia River Gorge, spent 3 days in Mount Rainier NP, 3 days in North Cascades and 5 days in Olympic NP on a two weeks northwest trip at the end of summer 2014, hiked Skyline, Burroughs, and a few other trails in MRNP, Switchbacks, rainforest, Cape Alava and Shi-Shi... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We started hike on Oct 19, 2014 from the junction with Rainy Lake (clockwise) with foggy day. On half way to Maple Pass, it turned out sunny with dynamic weather of cloud/fog moving fast. We fully enjoyed the beautiful trail, sunny warm day and breath-taking views in Northern Cascade National NP.

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Orlando, FL
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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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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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