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

I'm fascinating about Lookouts, this one didn't disappointed me even though was locked & views were limited secondary to local fire.

Amazing views!

This hike, according to the sign at the trail-head, is about 5 miles r/t. It is uphill and a bit steep at places. the views at the top are spectacular. There are patches of wildflowers along the way at the lower elevation. We made to the top but not the look out. Some weather was coming in and we were the last people up there late in the day. It was a difficult hike for me as I'm not in shape and 68 y/o. I'm now inspired to get back in to an exercise routine, ha, ha.

Wonderful trail, steep in parts, lots of views of the Cascades. A few avalanche lilies, lupine, etc.

Excellent day hike close to Winthrop township, completed in mid-June. Some snow up around 6,900+ feet, but only in light patches and it didn't exceed 1 foot deep. No special gear was needed. We completed this hike very comfortably in 3 hours. The trail rewards you with excellent views halfway up, and a stellar overlook at the top. The beginning is mild, the middle section is a steep slog, and it ends with a mild graded finish towards the top. Great hike!

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10 months ago

Great short hike!

Vehicle drives you to the alpine. Good forestry road with some washboard, rocks and pot holes. Allow 1.5 hours from highway to trailhead. Nice coffee shop/store in Manama to refresh. Although a relatively flat side hill traverse, weather can be an issue with heat in the summer and cold/wind in the late fall. Views are spectacular. No water. Several side peaks to scramble up for the overly energetic.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Wild flowers are in bloom and still snow on the upper trail

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It was a great shorter hike for viewing larch trees in October. A little icy in parts when I was there on 10/9 so trekking poles were of help. Once you reach the ridge there are very nice views of the Cascades in every direction as you make the final push for the lookout. Roads to the TH were in pretty good shape.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Did this on 7/6/16. Long and bumpy drive to the trailhead, but doable in any passenger car. Don't miss the overlook about 2/3 of the way up. The first 1/2 of the trail is steep, but gives nice views when not in the forest--and wild flowers! The second half of the trail is even steeper, but don't despair. The view at the lookout is amazing. As one of the few manned fire lookouts in the area, this one is normally garrisoned by Lightening Bill, but he wasn't there the day we hiked it. I hear he's a great guy to chat with.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Beautiful trail that starts nice and high. We hit snow about 1/2 up the trail. Last 600-700 ft was snow trail straight up. Coming back down the snow was a little punchy from the heat but fine. Without snow this seems like a steep but totally doable hike. With snow (north facing slope) the. Route finding is needed, especially near the ridge line.

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

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!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

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.
http://kellbell-whywouldanyonereadthis.blogspot.com/2014/10/day-two-to-grasshopper-pass.html

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Challenging hike with great pay-off views at the top. The snow levels were quickly dropping as the weekend progressed, so it looks like the hiking season is coming to a sharp end for most. Time to strap on the skis!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

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

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Friday, July 12, 2013

The views of surrounding peaks and valleys is pretty amazing. I recommend hiking along the PCT while you are up there or one of the other well marked trails.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Steep, short hike to fire lookout atop Goat peak in the North Cascades. Lots of snow still on the trail today made for slow going, but the views were spectacular.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

2 thumbs up, the other thing better is the easier hike north of Harts Pass, the Windy Pass trail!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012