Day Hike - Little Giant Pass


Day Hike - Little Giant Pass

A strenuous hike with vibrant orange and red fall colors up to a high pass on a ridge with dramatic views

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,700 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

6:30am Monroe Park & Ride

This is a strenuous hike featuring dramatic fall colors as we get higher up. We will hike up to the top of a high ridge at Little Giant Pass. From here, I intend to hike up to 400 feet higher up the ridge in either direction. We will have a grand view of the Napeequa River Valley, Clark Mountain, and many more surrounding peaks.

The start and end of this hike will require us to cross the Chiwawa River. So you will have to bring sandals/shoes you can cross the river in, and poles are strongly recommended. 

My pace will be a very moderate 2 mph uphill but a faster 2.5-3 mph down. But I intend to take time to get some nice photos of the fall colors when we get higher up. 

UPDATE: Please be flexible with the date. I might be getting a new job soon this week, and if I do, Tuesday will be my only day off next week. If the weather is nice on Tuesday, hike will be moved to then. If not, I will do my best to find another leader who can lead this hike in my place for Wednesday. If I do not start the new job and weather is nice on Wednesday, hike will go on as planned. So the hike will either be Tuesday or Wednesday. Will update no later than Saturday afternoon. 


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard hiking gear including rain gear

Sandals or shoes compatible with water, small towel

Trekking poles strongly recommended 

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