Location: near Marblemount, WA (North Cascades NP)
Distance: 11.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 3600 ft
Highest Point: 7200ft
This fabled trail is my favorite in all of North Cascades. The only blemish on this otherwise perfect walk is the 30+ boring and tough switchbacks at the start. Once out of the tree, this hiking trail’s beauty rivals any in the world. The first pay off is Cascade Pass (photo above), but that is only the beginning. A tough but short climb would get one to my favorite spot in the whole Cascades – Sahale Arm
One final push at the end of Sahale Arm leads to Sahale Glacier. It was a very demanding, but richly rewarding trail.