hiking
6 days ago

Snow is blocking the road to the trailhead and is covering the trail through its entirety. We initially used snowshoes but found with the slush it was actually more dangerous in steep spots. Microspikes and an ice axe are highly recommended in exposed snow field portions of the trail.

hiking
icy
7 days ago

fun hike. bring your ice skates

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
10 days ago

Great time. Ferry dropped us at Prince Creek Hiked to meadow creek shelter first night and then into stehekin the next day. It was hot and temps were only in low 70s. This would be a challenge with higher temps. Water isn’t always convenient. There are bridges over some streams and access is limited. Rattlesnakes, ticks and mosquitos were all out in force. Also, early in season the trail has quite a but of bushwhacking. Stunning views. Early season solitude. Go prepared, plenty of hydration and poles recommended. Also services in stehekin are not open due to COVID-19

hiking
bugs
no shade
15 days ago

Hiked this trail in September 2019 and it was definitely one of my favorite hikes. Most of the trail is on open mountain face, so you get incredible views of alpine lakes and the Cascades the whole way. We went counter-clockwise. There’s a short off-shoot to get to Lake Ann from this trail (only half a mile long) - definitely recommend going down to the lake and taking in the views. And BONUS you also get to see Lake Ann farther down the main trail so it’s fun to see where you were from up on the ridge. There were wild blueberries near the top ridge-line too!!

hiking
16 days ago

Trail covered in deep snow. We tried to snowshoe it but couldn’t find the trail to follow.

hiking
icy
snow
16 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Is this trail open?

sin duda alguna uno de los mejores senderos por los que he andado, con una gran recompensa al final de la montaña

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Pretty sure dogs were allowed though. The sign said so at the time, just keep them on a leash.

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible!

hiking
2 months ago

MAPLE PASS LOOP Incredibly beautiful hike, breathtaking! Probably the most beautiful hike I have ever done. You must be a seasoned hiker to do this loop. I suggest counter clockwise (as most reviews).

hiking
3 months ago

Must do!

hiking
5 months ago

The best trail I’ve ever been on in my life. Gorgeous views

hiking
snow
5 months ago

22 degrees when arrived at trailhead. A couple feet of snow on the ground but trail had been well used and easy to follow. took us 1.5 hrs to reach the lake. It was completely snow covered and serene. We were the only ones there for a while. This one is a high level easy not really moderate even in snow. KEEP HIKING!

Completed this trail in early September. Great weather, seriously stunning views the whole way up. We went counter-clockwise. loved it!

hiking
icy
snow
6 months ago

Would not recommend going at this time unless you have snowshoes. Lots of snow at the top. We went almost halfway and the trail was very difficult to walk through so we turned back. Poles and snowshoes helpful and go counterclockwise.

hiking
icy
snow
6 months ago

The road to the trailhead is clear of snow (as of 11/13). I'd rate the trail as easy. It was mostly covered in snow/ice and I recommend using micro-spikes (and by the lake, there's deep snow). You'll get alpine wonderland sights of mountains, a frozen lake covered in snow, and you'll be glad you did this :) Will definitely come back in the Summer! Absolutely stunning!

hiking
icy
snow
6 months ago

Easy hike but for the ice. Shoes with traction recommended. So fun to see ice skaters at the frozen lake!

hiking
muddy
snow
6 months ago

Trail was easily accessible. So glad we brought spikes as there was ice and snow. The lake was frozen and snow on the trail. Amazing views!!!!

on Maple Pass Trail

hiking
icy
snow
6 months ago

We hiked the Maple Pass trail Saturday (11/09). Started the hike at 12:15 pm. Reached the peak around 03:10 pm. Returned back to parking lot by 05:10 pm. (we did not see even a single person at all during the whole time. ) We did it clockwise and now see why so many people recommend counterclock-wise. (I would still do it clockwise.) You don't see Lake Ann at all while going up clockwise but the first time you see the lake (while on decent) is breath taking. I believe it is the best view of the lake (from the top). We did the hike with microspikes. I would definitely recommend snow shoes and poles. Last mile or so, it was heavy snow (12-15 inches) and we found it hard to walk in some stretches. There were many patches where the trail was not visible at all, for which we heavily relied on the few foot marks that we could locate and mostly on the Map (thanks to Alltrails app). I would strongly recommend keeping any kind of map handy, or else the chances of going off trail are high. While coming down, the snow and ice were consistent so you will definitely need snow shoes/ microspikes. Also be mindful of the time. It started getting dark around 04:45 pm and we had to do last 15-20 min in pitch dark. All in all it was a gorgeous hike. But do carry adequate gear, map and be mindful of time as it gets really dark soon.

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