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Spectacular!

Gorgeous hike! I couldn’t believe the colors on the mountainside. Note: if you are fortunate enough... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Nettie2010
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Just Wow!

There simply are not enough words to describe the views along this hike. It truly is a visual feast... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
EpicGuy12
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Queen Creek, Arizona
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous hike! I couldn’t believe the colors on the mountainside. Note: if you are fortunate enough to have a beautiful sunny day, it will be a warm hike as 3/4 is in the open (avoid carrying all your layers like we did). If you have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Nettie2010
Reviewed 4 September 2018

There simply are not enough words to describe the views along this hike. It truly is a visual feast the entire trek up to the pass however, with those views come with many other hikers who want to experience this beauty. With that being said,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed 23 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank richardcQ4024FG
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank andaLynnHaven_Fl
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank travelswithfamily09
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Helen223
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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pla_orange
25 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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24 August 2016|
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No. Winthrop is 45 minutes to the East.
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