Explore the most popular trails near Moose Pass with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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27 days ago

Through hiked this, solo, camped at lake. Gorgeous views. Mellow trail. Terribly overgrown and challenging for middle six miles. Very low visibility and somewhat exhausting. I don’t recommend this section of trail in late summer. Huge amounts of berries on north side. Most berries on south side were gone but mushrooms were in profusion.

The climb was steep but great exercise. Although a cloudy day the view at the lake was beautiful. Saw a group of 29 dall sheep high up on the ridge west of the lake. Wildflowers along the trail included lots and lots of goatsbeard and cow parsnip with some monkshead. Although it had rained a lot recently the trail was only slick in a few spots.

Such a great trail. Beautiful views. Not steep at all. Plenty water available. Didn’t see bears but the dogs almost got into a porcupine! Yikes!

Saw a bear and some bald eagles. Views were beautiful especially up near the lake.

Gosh what a great trail. super pleasant walking. not much elevation rewuired. and so many changes in scenery. lush forest with creepy shaped trees, straw meadows, expanse, imposing Mountains. this trail has everything one could ask for on a hike. I wished it never ended and I was still on it instead of writing about it. there's a squirrel in the trail. a little beautiful squirrel that looks at you funny when you pass by.

4 months ago

I used to guide backpacking trips on this trail when I was 18 and 19 (32 now!) The full hike was amazing, yes mosquitos, yes cold at night, yes very rainy- but totally worth it for the pristine wilderness and waterfall (see my b and w photo) hoping to go back next year and do this trail again :)

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Beautiful views, great payoff at the lake. Nice uphill. Wildflowers everywhere. Didn't see any bears, but heard rustlings off the trail.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Biking today - beautiful weather great sunshine! Rode up about 4 miles saw a few bear scats and two overnight bear sleeping areas. Decided to play it safe and not venture too far. Trail design seem used as much this year as last year - after 2 miles a lot of overgrown brush and narrow path.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Definitely one of my favorite trails! This trail has worked as a fantastic warm up before meeting up with friends for a more relaxed hike/bike.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beautiful!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

It was like being in Glacier National Park without the people.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

easy-going​ trail. no animals other than a squirrel

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

This was a nice trail, although we had patches of snow! We only went 8 miles because I had kids with me and they could only handle getting to the bridge!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hiked this July 2013 and it was extremely grown over. Lots of bushwhacking and a billion mosquitoes. Beautiful spots to camp, plus successful lake fishing. We camped at one of the sites near the lake. Didn't go the full 20 miles but did about 9 miles round trip. Recommend!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Up and pretty easy. No views till lake. Was raining and couldn't see mts around us.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Great trail. It was 6.5 miles up Crescent Creek to the West end of the lake. Nice views.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

We didn't go all the way, only about 2 miles out and back, but it's a fairly easy trail. We went in mid spring and there was an avalanche blocking the path so that was fun to go over.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This is a very nice trail. Just off the road with easy parking at the trailhead and a different world within five minutes of hiking. The presence of bears - whether or not seen - makes it s more pronounced hike.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Short and steep hike with switchbacks to help gain elevation quickly. Once at the lake it opens up and is more mellow if you continue on to Crescent Lake. this is a shorter hike to get to that lake than from Quartz Creek but it is much steeper. The trail can get muddy in a hurry and we had to puddle hop a few places because of a rainstorm while we were up there. Supposed to be good fishing at both lakes but I didnt bring my pole, perhaps next time...

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Monday, July 08, 2013

This is a great trail to hike in the fall. It winds through forests. Berries and wildflowers abound. The views are amazing. Bring a tent and camp by Crescent Lake. Watch out for bears, I see them every time I hike this trail.

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Monday, July 08, 2013

I hike this trail every fall. Bring a tent or rent the cabin. You can even bike this trail.

This trail links up with Carter Lake trail although its a two day hike so take your time.

fishing
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

One of my favorite lakes to fish. I could sit had watch this lake for hours.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My wife and i did this hike all the way from end to end with our two dogs. It is a fairly mild hike, with a few mild inclines hear and there. Be sure to bring your bug spray, as they almost carried us away. Or poor dogs were constantly rolling in the mud to get away from the flies. There is a nice camping area about halfway heading from the south to north. We were pleasantly surprised to find a nice little pond hidden behind the trees of our campsite. Be sure to keep an ear out for a couple of waterfalls that are not directly visible from the trails. We did see a little sign of bear, but only sign.

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