Maple Pass Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mazama, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Maple Pass Loop trail is a must do hike in North Cascade Park. This is a loop hike with option of adding 2 miles to include 2 lakes on its way. The trail is a loop you can either start at Lake Ann Trailhead or Rainy Lake Trailhead. I would recommend going the counterclockwise ( Starting Via Lake Ann Trailhead ) It offers stunning beauty all the way till highest point of hike at 6995 Ft "Maple Pass" then you have to descent back to trailhead
Little snowy in October. Want to come back in August! Larches were beautiful though.
Always a great time at this loop trail. One of my favorites--the views are incredible. Can't beat the North Cascades! Plan on 3-4 hours (depending on how many photos you take the along the way....) This trail doesn't disappoint.
The trail beautiful. Next time I'd bring extra traction for my boots, it was a bit slippery at the top this time of year.
Do this before it's too late, but I highly recommend wearing hiking boots. We did this hike clockwise, as to avoid having a super steep decline on the tail end of the trail (bad knee). This ended up being a smart move and wasn't as tough as people had warned it might be.
The whole trail is beautiful, but it is very wet in places, and even slippery at the top where there is ice/snow on the trail. Be careful!
Can a day hike really get any better than this? I think not.
Absolutely loved this hike! The views are spectacular, especially up above Ann Lake. The trail is well maintained and the ascent is moderate and steady. Loved the variations of going from forest to alpine terrain.
The hike was moderately difficult, we went counter clockwise. It is slightly easier that way because it is a much steeper incline if you go clockwise. There were tons of mosquitoes, we went in mid July. Despite the bugs, the scenery was absolutely amazing. Such a beautiful and rewarding hike through the forest and up into the mountain tops. The hike took about 4.5 hours. It should not be your first hike, recommend warming up to it with a slightly easier hike on a previous day.
Magnificent views, we hiked on a beautiful sunny day. Went counter clock wise, but it was very hard to go up and down the mountain. Very rewarding at the end.
Amazing hike. Mosquitos were abundant but the views made up for that. We hiked the counter clockwise loop and finished it in about 4.5 hours. My wife and I can't say enough good things about this hike coming from the Washington DC area. Please take the time to do this hike and bring your Deet.