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North Cascades Highway

North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 206-684-3000
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We are from Australia. We hired an RV and picked it up in Seattle and the first thing we did was a... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Margot E
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Gladstone, Australia
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Amazing Scenic Drive

This drive takes around five or six hours if you go all the way to Wenatchee. It is very beautiful... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
spiderted
,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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"beautiful drive"
in 15 reviews
"washington state"
in 18 reviews
"washington pass"
in 30 reviews
"national park"
in 26 reviews
"diablo lake"
in 54 reviews
"north cascades"
in 39 reviews
"ross lake"
in 23 reviews
"skagit river"
in 19 reviews
"scenic route"
in 5 reviews
"glacier fed"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 6 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"boat ride"
in 4 reviews
"awe inspiring"
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"rainy lake"
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"winthrop"
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"west"
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We are from Australia. We hired an RV and picked it up in Seattle and the first thing we did was a drive around the scenic loop of the North Cascades highway. The scenery was stunning from beautiful lakes to snow covered mountains. Amazing drive...More

5  Thank Margot E
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

This drive takes around five or six hours if you go all the way to Wenatchee. It is very beautiful in October.

6  Thank spiderted
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

A three months motor-home camping trip through western USA takes us through the North Cascades National Park along Route 20. The salmon are running in the Skagit River. We decided to camp in a lush old growth forest campground where the Goodell Creek joins the...More

3  Thank Hans K
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Love taking this route from the Okonogan to Seattle and beyond. The scenery from Winthrop to Concrete is amazing with the towering mountains, beautiful lakes and river. Many hiking trails in the area and Newhalem is a nice place to camp with a large state...More

3  Thank Deen12B
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful scenic drive through the North Cascades is worth the time. Favorites were Diablo Lake Overlook and Washington Pass Overlook which had nice picnic area. The Skagit River was gorgeous and we loved staying at the Goodell Creek campground.

2  Thank Rita J
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a small highway that closes in winter, so driving across the Cascades to see beautiful fall colors may be your last time of year to navigate it. Gorgeous waterfalls against rock faces, across bridges over flowing rivers (even in fall), this is a...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
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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
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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
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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
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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
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mbloser
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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
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