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“Great Hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cascade Pass

Cascade Pass
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This moderate hiking trail climbs up to 5,384 feet elevation.
bay area, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great Hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2011

We went there during September, one of the better seasons of the park and as luck would have it - it rained for two days. But despite all that this is a great hike. Finding the trailhead/road to it was a bit of a problem. We kept going on and on hoping it was the right one. The road alternates between very good and really bad.

Views of the valley and the glaciers were breathtaking. The trail climbs for the first 2 miles and the last one mile is pretty much flat. Of course,at the end of the pass there are more trails goto to the foot of the glacier for folks who have the time.

The restrooms at the trailhead are some of the worst I have seen. Avoid if possible.

Visited September 2010
5 Thank kelvi
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Seattle, Washington
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“Spectacualr Views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2006

The Cascade Pass Trail is a 3.7 mile (one way; 6 km) hike with spectacular views of peaks and glaciers!
Access: The Cascade River Road leaves State Route 20 at Marblemount and extends 23.1 miles (37 km) to the trailhead. The gravel road becomes narrow and steep near the end. Drive carefully!
Views from the parking area are breathtaking but continue on your hike for even more amazing views of the other side of the pass. You will hear the roar of falling ice from hanging glaciers on Johannesburg Mountain, it is truly magnificent.

This well-graded trail can be hiked, round-trip, in about five hours. It switchbacks through cool forests for 3 miles (4.8 km), then traverses through meadows, across a rock field to the pass. The views are stunning and you can keep cool on the hiking trail by splashing snow melt water that drips from the rocks along it.
A very nice hike with alot of foot traffic, many backpackers on thier way perhaps to Stehekin Valley, as this same trail goes out 31 miles. Hikers may explore in several directions from the pass which is hard to resist to not continue on and on...

Note: Snow and ice may remain on high slopes well into mid-summer. You'll likley see marmots and pika on rock slopes and the deer, and sometimes black bear, may be seen in meadows.
(I heard there was a bear sighting earlier on the same day I was up there but I only saw the marmots.)

15 Thank djcynic
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