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    Cispus Pass Loop

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    20.0 km
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    805 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Cispus Pass Loop is a 20.0 km trail beginning near Walupt Lake that can be used for day hikes or for backcountry trips by camping at Sheep Lake. This trail has great views of Mount Adams, lots of shade, and well-defined routes. Expect light traffic.

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    Route Description for Cispus Pass Loop

    The Cispus Pass Loop is a great longer day hike or shorter backpacking adventure. This hike offers awesome views of Mount Adams and the various lakes in the area on a well-defined, easy-to-follow path. Celebrate your hike with a dip in Walupt Lake if you want!

    You can do this hike either way, but we’ll describe it clockwise. Beginning from the trailhead, take the trail to your left that heads up Nannie Peak. It’s a fairly steep start, but once on the ridge, you’ll be heading gently downhill with great views all the way to Sheep Lake. From the lake, you’ll turn roughly south to traverse just underneath the opposite ridge to two unnamed lakes, where you’ll keep right to head across the river valley and along the shore of Walupt Lake to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Cispus Pass Loop Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Cispus Pass Loop is near the Walupt Lake Campground on Walupt Lake Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Walupt Lake Campground

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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