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Maple Pass loop trail counterclockwise

2018-07-21, Saturday, arrived Maple Pass trailhead at 10:30am, very few parking spots left. Hiked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richard C
,
Vancouver
via mobile
Not A Walk in the Park but TOTALLY Worth It!

Sure, the climb up was tough. We went up clockwise which I think was the less steep route of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NCTravelingGirl
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
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A scenic trail passing by lakes and meadows.
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“lake ann” (11 reviews)
“rainy lake” (8 reviews)
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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"counter clockwise"
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"lake ann"
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"rainy lake"
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"stunning views"
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"fall colors"
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"hiking boots"
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"parking lot"
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"mountain peaks"
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"north cascades"
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"wonderful hike"
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"wild flowers"
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"surrounding mountains"
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"knees"
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"counterclockwise"
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"ascent"
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"descent"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2018-07-21, Saturday, arrived Maple Pass trailhead at 10:30am, very few parking spots left. Hiked counterclockwise, easy up, difficult down. The view is absolutely beautiful, on the trail and especially on the top. Wildflowers started blooming, will be fully bloomed in 1 or 2 weeks. A...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sure, the climb up was tough. We went up clockwise which I think was the less steep route of the loop but it seemed pretty darned steep to us! I hurt my knee earlier in the week so had to walk the entire trail with...More

Thank NCTravelingGirl
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Reviewed 11 February 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 26 November 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 5 November 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

2  Thank andaLynnHaven_Fl
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Reviewed 8 August 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 3 August 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 16 January 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 2 December 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 30 October 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

8  Thank Suresh L
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pla_orange
24 March 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
24 August 2016|
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Response from trekking4ward | Reviewed this property |
No. Winthrop is 45 minutes to the East.
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