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North Cascades Highway

North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 206-684-3000
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It Remains Untamed

Hubby and I love the North Cascades Highway due to its very scenic route. Plenty of pull-outs to... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Spokane, Washington
Worthwhile Drive through the Mountains

This drive is a great way to see North Cascades National Park. It goes right through the middle of... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
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A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 206-684-3000
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Hubby and I love the North Cascades Highway due to its very scenic route. Plenty of pull-outs to stop and stretch your legs from driving. We always started early in the morning so we could cover all the stops we needed to make. Summer would...More

1  Thank MimieW
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This drive is a great way to see North Cascades National Park. It goes right through the middle of the park, and you can see mountains, lakes and waterfalls. Be sure to make a few stops along the way. There is a point early in...More

3  Thank CKT808
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Highly recommended to take one day driving this highway. Diablo lake lookout and Washington Pass are amazing. Don't miss them.

1  Thank Xiaoqin Z
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Took us way longer than the average drive because we stopped, took tons of pictures, and hiked. The scenery was breathtaking! Stretch your legs at Trail of the Cedars, the overlooks, and Rainy Lake. We only wish we had more time! The road is designed...More

2  Thank alopez7784
Reviewed 6 October 2016

On route to Winthrop, Washington, we turned onto the North Cascades HIghway at Burlington, and found ourselves in one of the most beautiful National Parks - soaring mountains, serene vistas, lakes, awesome nature, just a hop from the development and the cities of the Pacific...More

4  Thank Shar0n_Lynne
Reviewed 30 September 2016

One of the very best things about the US is their national parks and this is another spectacular park. Lake Diablo with its stunning teal waters is not to be missed. Washington Lookout which is right on the highway is another place with great viewpoints....More

2  Thank sujocaha12
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The drive from Marblemount to Washington Pass is about 60 miles. Our favorites: NCNP Visitor Center, River Loop Trail, in Newhalem Trail of Cedars (entrance behind Skagit general store over foot bridge over river), Ladder Creek Falls and gardens by the powerhouse (same area), Diablo...More

6  Thank P1437
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We recently traveled the Cascades Highway and visited Mt. Rainier, Mt. St Helens and Mt. Hood. It was foggy when we visited the Sunrise Visitors center at Ranier so we could not see the mountain but got some interesting information. My. St Helens had an...More

2  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 24 September 2016

It is a very colorful fall drive with many pull outs for picture taking. Winthrop Rocking Horse bakery is a great stop with wi fi.

1  Thank davidphilio
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We drove the North Cascades Highway in mid-Sept on a weekday and the weather was just perfect. The road is winding and quite a slow-go, but remember, you're taking this drive for the scenery, not to make good time! The rolling, vegetation-covered mountains and steep-sided...More

2  Thank Keith-B-Robinson
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10 October 2017|
Response from GEDLosAngeles_CA | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure as we drove through, but I would believe that if you follow Route 20 (the Northern Cascades Highway) you will spot the towns where people are likely to stay. Also, will you want to stay to the west of... More
Judy o
13 September 2017|
Response from GEDLosAngeles_CA | Reviewed this property |
Following Route 20 (aka North Cascades Highway), which goes across the Cascades, the peak is at Sherman Pass (elev. 5,575 feet). If you're going to travel toward winter at all, you should check to make sure this route is... More
20 April 2017|
Response from GEDLosAngeles_CA | Reviewed this property |
SR 20 is closed for most of the winter. Obviously, the exact dates can change from year to year. To get a good guess on when that is likely to be during a future time, there is a website which I am not allowed to post here... More