Grasshopper Pass via the PCT is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mazama, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Section hike of the Pacific crest trail heading south from Meadows campground near Harts pass in WA's North Cascades Hike along exposed ridgelines, with gentle elevation gains, and panoramic views of the ridges and peaks in all directions.
Starts high and stays high, with minimal elevation meandering. We chose this hike due to the larches, and they did not disappoint! Beautiful full groves and sparse doors of yellow in full color. The ridges of many of the N Cascades peaks keep you company the entire way. Great views, easy hike, and the trail (part of the PCT) is in great shape!
Day 2 of my 6 days in this area. The place I camped just below Grasshopper pass is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. (larches in full swing!) Link below to my blog with lots of pics and more info.
A fun short scramble up the rocky slope from the PCT. The 'trail' up Tatie peak is just a boot path and not well traveled but not very difficult. You won't find any shade to cool down in - not many trees on that peak
2 thumbs up, the other thing better is the easier hike north of Harts Pass, the Windy Pass trail!
This is a section of the Pacific Crest trail starting just south of Harts Pass in WA's North Cascades. The hike offers panoramic views of mountains and forests as you hike along the upper ridges of the mountains. The same hike is listed as Grasshopper pass, or Tatie peak.
Start from the Meadows campground and take the PCT south trail.
Great section of the Pacific Crest Trail south of Harts Pass with open views the entire way as you hike along the ridge. Lots of opportunities to scramble up peaks along the way. For the best views take the "trail" up Tatie Peak and also a better defined trail up the ridge to the left of Grasshopper Pass. Close up views of Azurite Peak and Mount Ballard.