Maple Pass Trail

Gilbert, Washington 98947

Maple Pass Trail

Maple Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide

"There are no shortages of great hikes from the North Cascades Scenic Highway. The Maple Pass Loop rules supreme among them. In 7 short miles, this trail will treat you to old-growth forests, alpine lakes, alpine meadows, open ridges, and stunning North Cascades vistas. Throughout most of the summer, you will see along this trail a fantastic floral show as well.

The well-beaten and well-maintained trail begins immediately in a stately, ancient forest of fir and hemlock. Huckleberry bushes crowd the understory. In early summer find the usual culprits: Twinflower, spring beauty, and vanilla leaf bring life to the forest floor. Elderberry, gooseberry, currant, hellebore, and thimbleberry make their presence known as well."

Maple Pass Trail Reviews

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Our favorite walk so far in Washington. The walk in and up to the passes is really spectacular. What a view once you are up there! The trail on the last leg felt rushed and rough, like they were out of money or something. But still, this is a must-do for the area.

Maple Pass Trail Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Hikable: Mid-July to mid-October, Best flowers: Mid-July to mid-August
Methow Valley Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails Nos. 49 Mount Logan and 50 Washington Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018