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

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It is true that the snow doesn't melt on this trail till late July. It was impassable in mid July just past lake ann. But the views of Lake ann from above were all as described... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hartsburg, Missouri
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Hartsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is true that the snow doesn't melt on this trail till late July. It was impassable in mid July just past lake ann. But the views of Lake ann from above were all as described. I thought it at least moderate, but it was our first hike of the trip.

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Brewster, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"So much prettier than anything I've ever seen!" -15 year old daughter. Do go on this hike, but not before 7/15. Do expect an unforgettable experience! Do remember energy bars, lots of water, lots of layers and warm hat if early season. Don't go without ice axe and crampons if you do go before 7/15. Our hike, on 6/25, included... More 

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Okanogan, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is an 8 mile loop. Most people go counter clockwise but if you go clockwise you get the steep switch backs out of the way. (easier on the knees) On a clear day you can see forever from the top. Wonderful view down at Ann lake. Trail is a little tricky to find up on top of the pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Hiked this October 3rd and all the fall colors were out in full glory. The larches we're golden beauties. It's an absolutely amazing and jaw dropping hike with so much to offer every hiker. Well worth the effort. I took so many pictures my phone went dead so take along a backup battery pack! Make sure to take the trail... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great hike, moderately difficult, beautiful views both directions. To really appreciate the beauty of NCNP you need to get up and away from the road and this is a great way to so it. Huge views in all directions from the top. On a nice day on the weekend tons of people too but it doesn't really deter from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This was a recommended hike that did not disappoint. It's of medium difficulty, with some beautiful views. We hiked it in the fall and the foliage colors were spectacular. The lake views were special. You hike up enough to get a great view of the peaks in the North Cascades National Park. You even get to reach the edge of... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We got extremely lucky with the weather and could see for miles. The views were absolutely stunning and the hike was not too difficult. Definitely worth it!

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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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