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Stunning Views

After hiking this trail I can see why this is one of the most popular trails in the park. First... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Queen Creek, Arizona
The Edge of the Wild

North Cascades is a wilderness park, mainly for back country hikers/climbers/campers. We are older... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Brent Z
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This moderate hiking trail climbs up to 5,384 feet elevation.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

After hiking this trail I can see why this is one of the most popular trails in the park. First things first, if you can, get there early as the limited amount of parking can and will fill up. The road to get there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

North Cascades is a wilderness park, mainly for back country hikers/climbers/campers. We are older and more mobility challenged, but there are still things to do. The Cascades Pass Road (accessible off Highway 20 in Marblemount) offers a stunning, unparalleled view from your car. Be aware...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brent Z
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We did this hike with our 8 and 10 year old boys. It was their farthest hike yet and they did great. The views all the way up make it worth the efforts. The flies are really annoying!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ShelleyP953
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

On our cross country motorcycle trip we rode over this pass. The view is breathtaking and the cascading falls were endless. This is a drive that should be on your bucket list. Try not to drive through the pass to quick. Travel safe...

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fred N
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This review is really about the hike before the hike. We were at the park in mid-June so the Cascade Pass trail was still snow-covered. Park staff recommended we drive up Cascade River Rd to where the road was gated and then hike the road...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JerseyGirl5781
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth the long drive into the deep forest. The road is mostly paved until the last 8 miles are gravel turning into a narrow winding road, took an hour to drive it. We did it in a small sedan car but an SUV would...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Peg H
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Just the drive to the Cascade Pass trail head is worthwhile due to the mountain scenery. The hike to the pass is pretty steep and there will be snowfields to cross most of the year but it is well worth the effort. There's a rock...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank TheSpeis
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It's definitely not one of the most intense hiking of the area but surely one of the most spectacular! you can enjoy a forest landscape that gradually turns into a more bare one as you keep rising up. At the top the view is priceless...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Sara M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The drive up to the Cascade pass can be pretty scary, as it's about ½ an hour on gravel roads. They are very steep, sometimes one lane, slippery, windy and narrow, along with numerous potholes. Make sure you have a good car to get up...More

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank traveltime0000
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Drive up the Cascade River road into the less traveled both literally and figuratively. The Cascade Pass trail-head is a little over 20 miles from the intersection in Marblemount, and it can get pretty steep, windy, and narrow at times. Don't let the road dissuade...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank worrellj2
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30 August 2017|
Response from Peg H | Reviewed this property |
There are no streams to cross but there were some small snow fields. (In August) We both used trekking poles to help with slipping, wear good boots, too! I don't think June would be good, too much snow. August was good but... More
25 August 2016|
Response from sureshlakshmanan | Reviewed this property |
The closest town is Marblemount (to Cascade pass) where there are a couple of accommodations.