Easy Pass Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marblemount, WA and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
One of my favorite areas in the state. Endless peaks, ridges, and trails to explore. You will not be bored and will leave planning your next return.
Very peaceful hike not many hikers on the trail. You go uphill and through a few switch backs and cross many little creeks and a few wider creeks. There are a few fallen trees on the trail that you have to climb over. The destination once you hit 3-3.5 miles is breathtaking and makes the trek well worth it. Ran into a little patch of snow but enjoyed playing in it. I definitely would recommend this hike to anyone.
Saturday 9-12-2015: My wife and I hiked to Easy Pass for a fall color. The forecast was sunny, and indeed the weather was sunny and we had a great time. It took us 3 hours of drive from our house in Redmond to the trailhead. The drive was entirely on paved road. Even the short spur road to the trailhead is paved. We arrived at the trailhead around 10:20 am and the parking lot was almost full. There is a parking space for about 15 cars and a toilet at the trailhead. Northwest forest pass is required. The first half of the trail is a dirt trail in a cool forest. There were some muddy places and running water. The second half is exposed and rocky but with great views of mountains and red huckleberries and yellow mountain ashes. We reached Easy Pass around 1:30 pm. We had a good view of Mount Logan and Douglas Glacier and had lunch. No one else was at the pass while we were there for an hour. We returned to the trailhead around 4:30 pm.
It was a long day trip from Olympia, WA, but it was a lovely hike. The real payoff is the last mile or so. There were lots of bugs on the trail, so bring bug spray.
A gem of a hike in the North Cascades NP. It's not easy like the name suggests and will give you a bit of a workout the last stretch up several switchbacks, but it is definately doable. Great meadow views at the pass with views of Fisher Peak, Mt Arriva, Mt Logan, Mesahchie Peak and more.