Maple Pass Loop


Day Hike - Maple Pass Loop

See the golden larch at its peak on this moderate 7.2 mile dayhike with 2000 feet of elevation gain, one of the best larch hikes in the Cascades as well as a view-filled ridge walk on the crest of the North Cascades. Families with strong fit kids experienced in hiking this distance and difficulty are welcome.

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  • Mon, Oct 10, 2016
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, Retired Rovers, Families, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

6:30AM at Ash Way Park and Ride (to ensure we find a spot and miss the worst of the traffic), or 9:30AM at the trailhead.  It will take about 2 hrs 45 mins to get to the trailhead (near Rainy Pass).  We'll arrange carpools once we know who is coming.

Google map directions from the Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood:

Though this hike is listed as moderate, there are steep sections including a very steep descent on the way back, so participants need to be in good condition with sound joints and good balance.  We will move briskly without a lot of rest stops to get around the loop and get home before dark.

Gear and other guidance will be provided to participants in emails prior to our departure.  Full raingear, warm non-cotton layers and sturdy waterproof footwear with thick grippy soles are mandatory for safety and comfort on this route.

October weather is unpredictable and if the forecast changes to 40% or higher chance of rain I will cancel or move the destination (or possibly the date).


Maple Pass Loop

  • USGS McGregor Mtn

    USGS Washington Pass

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Green Trails Mt Logan No. 49
  • See full route/place details.
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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