Maple Pass Loop


Day Hike - Maple Pass Loop

This is considered one of the best North Cascades Hikes, and fall colors are amazing.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

You will need to arrange car pools if needed.  I live in Eastern Washington, thus will meet you at trailhead.  It is a long drive from the Seattle area, so you may want to consider arranging lodging, or camping on the way. It is also a long drive for me, so I will be camping on the east side of the North Cascades Highway. We will meet at 9:00 am at trailhead.  I will have a beige colored motorhome.

This hike is a loop, with wonderful scenery and views, beautiful lakes, and, at the time we will be hiking, great fall colors.  Although it is rated moderate, due to length and elevation gain, I have always felt it should be rated closer to moderate/strenuous.  It just seems harder than moderate, but well worth the effort.

Recommend a good level of fitness, and stamina for this hike.  You must have hiking boots, and all ten essentials.  I would ask that cancellations be made at least 48 hours before the hike, except in emergent circumstances.


Maple Pass Loop

  • USGS McGregor Mtn

    USGS Washington Pass

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Green Trails Mt Logan No. 49
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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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