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North Cascades Highway

North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 206-684-3000
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Brilliant Drive

My wife and I travelled through the Cascades on the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20) on our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Surrey, Canada
via mobile
Love this Highway

We traveled along this scenic highway in the late summer of 2016. It offers some breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calvin C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 206-684-3000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I travelled through the Cascades on the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20) on our motorcycles. It is a brilliant ride. There are several places to stop for a break and a view including the Diablo Lake Lookout. The road was in very...More

Thank MisterCheeky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled along this scenic highway in the late summer of 2016. It offers some breathtaking views along it's route through North Cascades National Park. It is well worth taking your own time to enjoy this scenic route. We are fans of all of America's...More

1  Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Make sure when planning your trip to check to see if the pass is open or not. The road (up at the highest levels) is closed between sometime in November and open again once they've cleared the snow.

2  Thank Alec D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The east side is definitely more entertaining/beautiful/full of views than the west side, but the whole highway is beautiful. Spend a day driving through the park, doing some hikes, and stopping at the major viewpoints. Driving east to west earlier in the day is preferred...More

5  Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were so happy we went through North Cascades Park and Highway- the scenery is just stunning and there are plenty of opportunities for camping and hiking. Exploring this Park and driving this highway is an absolutely a must if you are in the area....More

3  Thank Wanderlust3483
Reviewed 29 January 2017

By the time we go to this point on our summer road trip, we had been seeing mountains for almost 10 days and were a little 'mountained' and 'waterfalled' out. Yet, the North Cascades Highway is a beautiful roadway full of mountain vistas, waterfall run...More

2  Thank Sunseekergirl77
Reviewed 12 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

4  Thank Margot E
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.

3  Thank spiderted
Reviewed 6 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
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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Im heading up in the 2nd week of November to omak will the cascade highway still be open?
21 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
Will it be crowed on a saterday early june
7 September 2016|
Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but it was not crowded when I visited first week in August.
We will be staying in Seattle on business. What part of this drive could we do as a reasonable day trip, leaving Seattle in the morning and returning in the evening?
12 July 2016|
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Response from Frenchmanscove | Reviewed this property |
Do yourself a favor and try to stay overnight in Winthrop WA. You can do it in one day (leave Seatttle very early) but an overnight better. Next day continue east and then south to Wenachee. Then back to Seattle via... More