North Cascades National Park isn’t particularly well known, let alone the Maple Pass Loop. Heck, we almost passed this hike up in favor of other, shorter trails inside of North Cascades.
What a mistake that would have been.
The Maple Pass Loop Trail ended up being one of our family’s most favorite hikes of all-time, and it remains as Pete’s #1 hike in all his 43 years of traveling.
Mount Rainier National Park is a hiker’s dream with over 260 miles of maintained trails. Trails range from easy nature trails suitable for everyone to strenuous, backcountry routes. The most famous of these is the ambitious 93-mile Wonderland Trail, which encircles Mount Rainier! The Wonderland Trail should only be attempted by the seasoned backcountry hiker, but you’re sure to find at least a few trails that are just right for you!
We spent two full days exploring and hiking in Mount Rainier National Park, and highly recommend you plan a trip to this stunning park.