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Cascade Pass

North Cascades National Park, WA
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The North American Alps

Drive up the Cascade River road into the less traveled both literally and figuratively. The... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Troy, Michigan
Awesome hike up Cascade pass

Like other mentioned the switchbacks are monotonous but definitely helpful because its a steep... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Suresh L
Chicago, Illinois
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Drive up the Cascade River road into the less traveled both literally and figuratively. The Cascade Pass trail-head is a little over 20 miles from the intersection in Marblemount, and it can get pretty steep, windy, and narrow at times. Don't let the road dissuade...More

Thank worrellj2
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Like other mentioned the switchbacks are monotonous but definitely helpful because its a steep climb otherwise. While I was the only one in the parking lot (around 7 AM on a weekday), I was a little skeptical in going up alone. The hike up was...More

Thank Suresh L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a first visit to North Cascades National Park and it was a phenomenal experience, just wish that we had been there years ago! The entire North Cascades Highway and Cascade Pass experience is rather unparalleled with majestic beauty that just goes on and...More

1  Thank Jollymon22
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The last portion of the road to the trail head was very narrow. So drive carefully. The trail itself was not difficult. The first portion of the trail was in the forest. But once you climbed upward and on top of the mountain, the view...More

Thank Xiaoqin Z
Reviewed 11 October 2016

When my sister said we were doing a hike here, and it is not easy to get to the trail head with 23 miles and a lot of it a dirt road, and she said it was 3.7 miles. What she forgot to say that...More

Thank Boisenb
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Twenty three miles past Marblemount on the Cascade River road is the trailhead for this hike. The road has some rough sections with potholes and washboard, but is passable to most cars. Just slow down and enjoy the views. While the drive to the trailhead...More

Thank Davis K
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My son and I did this as an overnight backpack to the Pelton Basin in mid September. The Cascade Pass / Sahale Arm hike is incredible. The grade is fairly constant although never steep. This seems doable for people of most ages and abilities. The...More

Thank Marc13510
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Even the views from the trailhead are awesome and it just keeps getting better throughout the hike!!

Thank michigantraveler35
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The hike to Cascade Pass gives the most bang-for-the-buck of nearly anywhere in Washington. The trail for the most part is smooth and well maintained, with a reasonable (although constant) grade. The hike is suitable for families looking for an alpine adventure. Vistas of broad...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We Hiked Cascades pass and Sahale Arm all the way to the camp. Once you pass the approx. 2,5 miles of switchbacks, you get to continous breataking views all the way to the top of the glacier. We did it in early july without any...More

1  Thank Josianne D
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Where are the closest accommodations if not camping?
25 August 2016|
Response from Suresh L | Reviewed this property |
The closest town is Marblemount (to Cascade pass) where there are a couple of accommodations.
We're not camping, are there accommodations nearby?
24 August 2016|
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Where can you camp near Cascade Pass?
16 August 2016|
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Response from cubanbucky | Reviewed this property |
Call NPS at 360) 854-7200