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Gorgeous hike in fall colors in first week of October

I visited North Cascades NP in first week of oct'2017 to see fall foliage. This hike fulfilled that... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
daipayan8
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Tempe, Arizona
Incredible Views

Incredible views on this hike! Just note that while hiking in summer there is still snow near the... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
Holly C
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A scenic trail passing by lakes and meadows.
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

I visited North Cascades NP in first week of oct'2017 to see fall foliage. This hike fulfilled that wish and more. It's a loop so one can take either trail. However one is steeper than other in the early phases so figure out if you...More

Thank daipayan8
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Incredible views on this hike! Just note that while hiking in summer there is still snow near the top so be sure you have on your sturdy waterproof boots! I noticed several people with hiking poles. A must hike in the North Cascades

Thank Holly C
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Wonderful, wonderful hike; had both flowers and snow! Went in July--had some areas of snow, but we didn't need our microspikes--snow was soft with little ice. It is about 7.2 miles RT, about 2,000 ft elevation change, steep in places, but the trail itself is...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We met a group on the trail from Oregon with an 80 year old hiker - everyone should try this hike! Going up counter- clockwise is recommended for a more gradual climb and gentler in the knees. Our group split in 2: half took the...More

3  Thank travelswithfamily09
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

This is a wonderful loop hike. I prefer to go clockwise and get all the steep part over with first. Then when you reach the top you have views all the way down of Ann Lake and usually stunning views of all the Mountain peaks...More

2  Thank Helen223
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is a very busy trail, almost any time of the year, as it offers exquisite views of peaks, valleys and alpine lakes. Your first decision will be to go clockwise (with the steepness at the beginning) or counterclockwise (steepness at the end). My preference...More

4  Thank Glenn N
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Reviewed December 2, 2016

Had a perfect sunny day hiking Maple Loop Pass in August 2016. Everywhere you turned there was a valley, beautiful mountain peaks and alpine lakes. The hike up was a steady climb and any reasonable fit adult or older child could tackle it if they...More

1  Thank Deen12B
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

I spent three days in North cascades and the rangers obviously suggested Maple pass and Cascade pass. I did Maple pass on day 1...I started early to beat all the foot traffic (go to the parking lot at the crack of dawn..it gets quite busy...More

7  Thank Suresh L
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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Great hike with awesome views. Hiked this trail early october. The fall colors were stunning. Did this counter clockwise. I continued my day hiking the Blue Lake trail which is a gem!!! It's a small hike so, if you have time, don't miss it!!

1  Thank swimm3r31
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I hiked this loop counter clockwise . Both of us admitted that it's the most beautiful hike we have done so far . Took us 4 hrs with frequent rest enjoying the beauty around.

2  Thank Donga8
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pla_orange
March 24, 2017|
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Response from Deen12B | Reviewed this property |
Well it is a well-defined trail and pretty straight forward in getting around the loop. Check parks bulletins for that information as each year is different depending on the snowfall levels fro the previous winter.
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Gene30
August 23, 2016|
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Response from trekking4ward | Reviewed this property |
No. Winthrop is 45 minutes to the East.
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