Little Giant Pass is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cole's Corner, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.5 miles Elevation Gain: 4,173 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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wild flowers

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no shade

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7 months ago

Fall colors at the peak right now, today was a sunny day which added to the hiking experience. Definitely one of the most beautiful hikes in Central Cascades

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8 months ago

It was one of the most beautiful hikes in my life! Did it on 10/01!! Colors are wonderfully bright!!! Bring gloves for the top-cold and windy! Worth 3,5 hours driving!

Lovely but very dusty. Well worth the climb.

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rocky
9 months ago

So much fun! I went on this hike two days ago for a first date and we had a blast! I will say at the very beginning there is a river crossing so be prepared to take off your boots first thing and roll up your pants! It’s not hard to cross and is only just below knee deep. Don’t let this discourage you the views are well worth the small inconvenience! After you get accross and boots are back on continue out of the riverbed area and be ready to start gaining elevation! I strongly advise having dry feet for the rest of the trip as you will be going straight up for the majority of the time. There is a good first initial push then leveling out for a short period of time crossing through a beautiful timbered section and several creaks. After this you will descend out onto a rocky finger and resume ascending. The trail upward is marked by cairns through this section. Following this you’ll bust out into an alpine meadow and be greeted by yet again another stream and blueberries ripe and delicious, slightly chilled from the elevation they are a perfect treat! This will be the last area to get water if you need to refill before you push to the top. Amazing 360 views on top of the ridge line and a perfect spot to sit and enjoy lunch! Overall a great workout and awesome hike!

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Thu Nov 29 2018

Hard Hike however it was much harder to descend down into the Napeequa valley as the trail is very steep. This would have been a lot more enjoyable later in the season because of the fire smoke and the nasty biting flies

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Tue Sep 16 2014

Steep much of the way this trail is fairly difficult. However, the 5 star views from the top looking across at Clark Mt, Glacier Peak, Buck Mt, and down at the gorgeous Napeequa River Valley are totally worth it. You must ford the knee high Chiwawa river right from the beginning just after the trail-head - I wore sandals to start out and then put on socks / hiking shoes after the crossing. The first mile starts off dusty and easy on the feet. Enjoy it while it lasts before the elevation kicks in. The trail drops down a few hundred feet which you will need to regain. Next enter a burn zone from a past forest fire followed by a large bolder ridge and what I call cairn city (cairns every 15 ft) then back into the brush to climb some more. Finally switchback through beautiful open meadows until you reach the pass. I only came across a few other hikers on the trail along with a few hunters. About 4 hrs up and 2 hrs down. The trail-head had a sign that stated no pass required for parking but I always have one anyway.

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