Easy Pass Trail

HARD 13 reviews
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Easy Pass Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marblemount, Washington and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2982 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

backpacking
23 days ago

This is an easy difficult hike. It is hard, (up and down the other side) but the mileage goes quickly as the journey is varied and divided into thirds which marks time enjoyably. First third is a beautiful deep Cascade forest, next third is a trip through flower filled meadows and the final third is the push up to the top of an alpine pass with glorious views. If you're going to spend the night don't waste your time on the dreary Fisher BAsin camp which has sites packed next to each other in a viewless area. Rather, Get a cross-country permit and get a half-mile off the beaten path anywhere and set up a glorious camp. As you lay asleep at night, remember that the last sighting of a Grizzly was along Fisher creek. (In the "60"s) (My trip there was in 1989 but I 'm not going to waste my time messing with that calendar)

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Snow free and perfect at this time of the year. More on the harder side of the moderate though those switch backs at the end definitely don't make it easy.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We made it up about 2.5 miles before the snow was too much and we lost the trail (on July 3rd). Beautiful views. There are a couple of creeks to cross and some large logs across the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked 6-18-2017: At about 1.5 miles, trail difficult to follow because of increasingly heavier snow cover. No footprints to follow. No one on trail entire trip. Last hiker to sign into register was 8 days ago. Wonderful.

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

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.

hiking
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2012

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.