Cascade Pass

Marblemount, Washington 98267

Cascade Pass

Cascade Pass Professional Review and Guide

"This strenuous but short 7.4-mile out-and-back trip offers some of the best rewards for the effort in the Cascades. Climbing steeply through forest, the trail emerges into a wonderland of hanging glaciers, waterfalls, and soaring peaks.

From the pass, you can continue higher into the alpine country toward Sahale Arm, or drop toward the scenic outpost of Stehekin at the north end of Lake Chelan, accessible only by boat."

Cascade Pass Reviews

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8/22/2009
The views are spectacular from the moment you step out of your car. We continued on up to Sahale Arm and thought it was well worth the extra effort for the views of Doubtful Lake and the Sahale Glacier. There were quite a few people by the afternoon, but who can blame them on a perfect summer weekend day.
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10/27/2005
We arrived shortly after sunrise and hiked in early morning light. There was 2-3 inches of fresh snow at the pass. Even though it was cold and windy, the views on this clear morning were spectacular. At the Pass you are surrounded by jagged, snow dusted peaks; glaciers, and incredible panoramas. I would highly recommend this hike. Watch for ice on the trail -- there were some slippery spots. The trail up Sahale Arm was closed due to wintery conditions.
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7/21/2003
Trail starts through forest with a lot of elevation gain strewn over countless switchbacks. Very crowded trail. Climbs up into wonderful alpine meadows with grand views. Can hear ice falling off mountainside on way up.Spectacular.
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Trail Information

Marblemount
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.4
Distance
1,800 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Late July through September
Season
North Cascades National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Cascade Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018