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    1,272 m
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    13.7 km
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    Little Giant Pass Hike


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    Little Giant Pass is a 13.7 km hike in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. This hike is tough, but it’s kept interesting with lots of varied terrain. You’ll start off with a river crossing (wading shoes are a must) and then progress through wildflowers, mountain vistas, and scrambles to the pass. Both the river crossing and the scramble can be intimidating, so use your best judgement and stay safe. This trail sees light traffic.

    Route Description for Little Giant Pass Hike

    Little Giant Pass is a varied, challenging hike with great views to enjoy as you go. It’s a treat (literally) in berry season but also shows up nicely for fall with autumn colors. We recommend doing this hike as a group because of a few challenging sections. Also, don’t forget to register at the trailhead.

    The hike begins with a river crossing. Some times of the year it’s shin-deep, other times of the year it can pose a threat to the petite or unsure. Bring wading shoes and remember you’ll have to cross it twice, so if it’s too fast or deep for you, come back another day.

    Follow Maple Creek up to the base of the hill, which is where the hard work starts. Make your way through steep switchbacks. After this, the elevation gain does become more gradual but still persists all the way to the pass. There is a rocky scrambling section required to reach the pass, so again, do what you’re comfortable with. From the pass, it’s back to the trailhead on the same route.

    Getting to the Little Giant Pass Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for Little Giant Pass is on Chiwawa River Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      Various backcountry

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    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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