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

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my favorite of two weeks WA-OR trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
101 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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