Maple Pass Trail

Gilbert, Washington 98237

Maple Pass Trail

Maple Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Among the many supreme North Cascades Highway hikes, the Maple Pass loop is perhaps the most exalted. More than a few hikers have been caught humming Julie Andrews tunes while sauntering on this scenic sojourn. In just 7 non-repeating miles you’ll be treated to majestic old-growth forests, a sparkling alpine lake, resplendent alpine meadows, enticing open ridges, and stunning North Cascades vistas. And if you love wildflowers, Maple Pass’s annual floral show is a bloomin’ spectacle.

Lake Ann, tucked in an open cirque beneath towering rock walls laced with cascades, makes a worthy 1-mile round-trip addition to the loop. Experienced hikers can set off on the primitive path from Heather Pass to the backcountry gems of Lewis and Wing lakes. Route-finding and off-trail experience is necessary; you’ll need to navigate a nasty boulder field and a potentially dangerous gully."

Maple Pass Trail Reviews

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10/24/2005
I'm sure it was great, but it was so cloudy we couldn't see anything...
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8/1/2003
Superb trail from start to finish. Great views of Lake Ann. Meadows, great mountain panoramas, open ridges, this trail has it all.
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Trail Information

Gilbert
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
7.2
Distance
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Mid-July– mid-Oct
Season
4,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,850 feet
Top Elevation
Okanogan National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Logan No. 49, Washington Pass No. 50
Local Maps