Cascade Pass and Sahale Glacier
Seattle, WA5.0 (8 reviews)
- Incredible Camps
- Abundant Wildlife
- Mountain Solitude
- Alpine Hiking
- Waterfalls & Wildflowers
- Pristine Creeks & Rivers
- Guides Choice Trip
This trip is dominated by the best qualities of the North Cascades: rugged, steep, and beautiful. On this four day trek, our route takes us up to a series of stunning sub-alpine basins with dramatic views of the jagged peaks of the North Cascades. We enjoy stunning meadows, abundant wild huckleberries, and rich wildlife habitat.
Our hike begins with a steep climb up to Cascade Pass, and then back down the other side to Basin Creek. A rest day at Basin Creek will afford us plenty of time for relaxing, dipping in cold mountain waters, and exploring nearby Horseshoe Basin and the historic Black Warrior Mine. On day 3 we’ll climb back up to Cascade Pass, and then farther up towards the Sahale Glacier and a dramatic, exposed campsite at 7,600 feet with peaks stretched out as far as the eye can see. Finally, we’ll drop back into Cascade Pass and descend the familiar switchbacks to our vehicle. We’ll soak up some of the most dramatic views the North Cascades have to offer on this four-day exploration that truly is a world-class mountain trek.
$1560 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 25-35 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 5-7 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 4,300 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 4,300 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Mostly well-maintained but very steep in places
- This trip has significant elevation gains/losses on steep trails, which is why it has a Difficulty 4 rating.
- be active and healthy
- regularly exercise vigorously
- be comfortable hiking, biking, running, or swimming for several hours without many breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this North Cascades National Park hike a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
Seattle is one of the United States’ most convenient cities to travel to. SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) Airport is one of the most easily accessed destinations in the country. Many major cities in the United States and internationally offer direct flights into Seattle. Please stay at one of our recommended hotels (coming soon!), all of which have airport shuttles so you do not have to rent a vehicle.
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person