Easy Pass Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gilbert, 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
2,900 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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1 month ago

This was recommended as a backcountry trip by a ranger to me, my dad, and 8 & 10 year old sisters. I would not recommend this hike at all to anyone with small children. Very steep, gravelly, drop offs, and the climb itself up to Easy Pass and down the other side to backcountry Fisher campground is no "Easy" task. It is straight up the entire way. There are several convenient river crossings to fill up water at. One of the hardest backpacking trips I've ever done, but the feeling of accomplishment once reaching the top is indescribable. There are views of glacier covered mountains for miles, and the wildflowers are so intensely colored that it's like walking through a rainbow. Be sure to bring pants and bug nets if you go down the other side of Easy Pass into the backcountry, that is where the biting horse flies were the thickest. Overall, a very empowering, accomplished hike that I will remember for a long time.

2 months ago

Lovely North Cascades hike with killer views. Watch footing crossing Easy Pass creek as some rocks are wobbly. Bring sunscreen as most of the hike is exposed after first mile. Couldn’t linger at the top due to swarming ravenous mosquitoes. Still worth the trek.

3 months ago

Hiked Sat. 7\14\18. Lot just about full at 8am (vault toilet at TH very clean & well maintained) yet all the way to the top we only saw 3 hikers who were on their way down, pretty amazing for a weekend. Beautiful hike, incredible views. Trail was in excellent condition hardly any snow. The creek crossing about 30/40 min. up is a little challenging, water running too fast to walk across even if you had sandals but the logs placed across the creek about 4ft above the water worked fine, just be careful, hiking polls not helpful here as you can't really place them. Definitely recommend this hike!

3 months ago

We hiked this in late June. There was snow on trail a few miles in, but it wasn't bad. There was one difficult and dangerous stream crossing due to high run-off volume in early season. The fast moving water through harsh rocks and makes for a potentially fatal fall. The most stable crossing in this area is balancing across a few decaying logs. Besides that, trail conditions were relatively shoddy. There were a few downed trees on trail and part of the trail was flooded. Overall, a pretty trail marred by years of neglect.

backpacking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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)

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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Sunday, September 03, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

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.

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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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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