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My favorite trip in North America thus far!

Totally stumbled across the North Cascades as part of a last minute adventure after visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ambahkiwi
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Orlando, Florida
Memorable Trip

Both my wife and I had a wonderful trip on this highway. What surprised us was when this highway... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed N
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Delta, Canada
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A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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+1 206-684-3000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Totally stumbled across the North Cascades as part of a last minute adventure after visiting Seattle for a wedding. Man, it did not disappoint! Beautiful winding roads that overlook glaciers and lakes, with plenty of places to pull over and stop, and trails to check...More

Thank Ambahkiwi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I rode our motorcycles along this highway on a Sunday. Relatively light traffic. No tractor trailers but a few RVs and fifth wheels. Road is well maintained given the heating it takes over winter. Motorcyclists note that there is very minimal tar...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my wife and I had a wonderful trip on this highway. What surprised us was when this highway was completed -back in the early 1970’s. There are of course many places to stop and view the different vista/views of the Cascade Mountains. If you...More

Thank Ed N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road is open only April/May - Nov. The drive is stunning in both directions with snow capped peaks, 2 mountain passes at 4K and 5K feet. There are waterfalls in spring. There are multiple hikes off the trail for hikers of all abilities. The...More

1  Thank mazlex537
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our annual cross country motorcycle trip we chose to include this drive. There were numerous pull-offs. The Cascades of water coming down the mountain sides was endless. The only negative would be the speed of the traffic. The speed limit was 60 and everyone...More

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mountain highway is so well designed, the speed limit is 60 for a long stretch. But you don’t want to speed past the views! There are plenty of turnouts and overlooks, and each one is unique. There are no scary drop offs, and only...More

Thank P S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove this highway 2 times . the first was just a pass through from seattle to winthrop. the next day we went back and had all day to explore it. we were there in early june when the snowmelt was running off the cliffs....More

Thank mountiamsandcanyons
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in Vancouver, Washington, and made this highway a destination. Glad we did. We have been in 49 U.S. states, and nine provinces/territories of Canada, so we have seen some outstanding scenery. This highway can hold its own against any of the other places...More

2  Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 13 June 2018

So happy to have made it here as we traveled on a BMW motorcycle from Oklahoma. Truly one of the prettiest things I have ever seen in my life.

Thank gofrenchyourself
Reviewed 5 June 2018

What else to say? mossy trees a bit like in olympic NP. gorgeous scenery. A cute little food stop ("cascadian something")

2  Thank Jurgen B
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dannysgranny
23 May 2018|
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Response from P S |
Hi, I drove route 20 from Burlington to Winthrop (west to east) and back again last month. Route 20 is a fine highway. It is well-paved, has great signage, and there are plenty of safe, easy pull-offs. You can go one way in... More
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mbloser
11 October 2017|
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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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