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Wing Lake

North Cascades

A challenging offshoot trail from the Heather Maple Pass loop that traverses a large talus field to arrive at two stunning alpine lakes. Continue reading


North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20
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Northwest Forest Pass

This lake is the final destination of a challenging offshoot trail from the Heather-Maple Pass Loop trail. It is the base camp for climbers seeking to summit Black Peak, and it makes for a dramatic overnight for backpackers as well.

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Co-ordinates: 48.5162, -120.7354 Open in Google Maps


North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

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Getting There

From eastbound Highway 20, turn right at Rainy Pass; the parking area is directly off the highway. Take the trail for the Heather Maple Pass Loop trail and begin the trail counter-clockwise. The trailhead has a large parking area with restrooms and picnic tables. 

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Northwest Forest Pass

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