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Cascade Pass

North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 360-854-7200
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Awesome hike

Well worth the long drive into the deep forest. The road is mostly paved until the last 8 miles are... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Peg H
Sioux Falls, SD
via mobile
Great Views. Continue On To Sahale Glacier

Just the drive to the Cascade Pass trail head is worthwhile due to the mountain scenery. The hike... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
San Diego, California
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This moderate hiking trail climbs up to 5,384 feet elevation.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cascade river” (5 reviews)
“awesome hike” (4 reviews)
“parking lot” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 360-854-7200
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth the long drive into the deep forest. The road is mostly paved until the last 8 miles are gravel turning into a narrow winding road, took an hour to drive it. We did it in a small sedan car but an SUV would...More

Thank Peg H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Just the drive to the Cascade Pass trail head is worthwhile due to the mountain scenery. The hike to the pass is pretty steep and there will be snowfields to cross most of the year but it is well worth the effort. There's a rock...More

Thank TheSpeis
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It's definitely not one of the most intense hiking of the area but surely one of the most spectacular! you can enjoy a forest landscape that gradually turns into a more bare one as you keep rising up. At the top the view is priceless...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The drive up to the Cascade pass can be pretty scary, as it's about ½ an hour on gravel roads. They are very steep, sometimes one lane, slippery, windy and narrow, along with numerous potholes. Make sure you have a good car to get up...More

3  Thank traveltime0000
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

1  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

3  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
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31 August 2017|
Response from Peg H | Reviewed this property |
There are no streams to cross but there were some small snow fields. (In August) We both used trekking poles to help with slipping, wear good boots, too! I don't think June would be good, too much snow. August was good but... More
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.