Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass-Tuck & Robin Lakes


Day Hike - Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass Loop

This will be a 14 mile loop from the Cathedral Rock trailhead to the Tucquala Meadows trailhead. Be prepared for a long day and great views.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,271 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Tibbets Park and Ride at 5:15 am and the planned departure is 5:30 am

Parking Permit Required: Northwest Forest Pass

Please wear hiking boots and bring trekking poles if you use them. Bring at least 2 liters of water and a water filter. Bring snacks and a lunch with you. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. It would be advised to not have any evening plans the day of the hike. I rated the hike as challenging for the distance rather than the trail itself. We will be moving in order to not be hiking at night. 


Cathedral Rock-Deception Pass-Tuck & Robin Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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