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 fantastic...The scenery changed from foggy forests, to light snow to heavy snow as I gained... 更多
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 on. The visitor center on the West side is well worth a stop, very informative... 更多
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 was breathtaking! Highly recommend it!
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 was only one way. So be aware. It is gorgeous but my mind was not... 更多
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 is pretty, the hike is the thing. There is a restroom at the trailhead, use... 更多
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 glacial valleys, wildflowers or blueberries (in season) and wildlife greet visitors. Folks seeking more adventure... 更多
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 equipment, we encountered some snowfields but nothing that would stop someone getting further.
This is one of my favorite hikes. It is definitely rewarding once you get to the top. Great views of mountain ranges. If you continue on Sahale Arm- you can see plenty of wildlife along the way. You won't be disappointed.