Cascade Pass–Sahale Arm

Marblemount, Washington

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One of the most scenic, accessible, and—not surprisingly—popular high-country romps in the North Cascades takes you from the base of a formidable wall of jagged, icy summits to a high pass dividing the Cascade and Stehekin river watersheds. Once used by Native Americans, explorers, prospectors, and surveyors to reach Lake Chelan, this well-traveled, relatively low pass was once considered by railroad and highway engineers. The railroad never came, and the highway went north: now this area is protected as wilderness within North Cascades National Park.
100 Classic Hikes Washington

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100 Classic Hikes Washington

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

One of the most scenic, accessible, and—not surprisingly—popular high-country romps in the North Cascades takes you from the base of a formidable wall of jagged, icy summits to a high pass dividing the Cascade and Stehekin river watersheds.

Once used by Native Americans, explorers, prospectors, and surveyors to reach Lake Chelan, this well-traveled, relatively low pass was once considered by railroad and highway engineers. The railroad never came, and the highway went north: now this area is protected as wilderness within North Cascades National Park.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marblemount
Length: 12
Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Best July through October
Local Contacts: North Cascades NP, Newhalem Visitor Center (summer) or Sedro-Woolley Visitor Center (winter)
Local Maps: Green Trails, Cascade Pass WA No. 80
Topo Map: Cascade Pass–Sahale Arm Topographic Map
Guide Book: 100 Classic Hikes Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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