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North Cascades Highway

North Cascades National Park, WA
+1 206-684-3000
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Astounding scenic drive through mountains.

Highway 20 over the North Cascades Pass goes past towering crags. It's wild and unspoiled country... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BajaBadBoy
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Seattle
A Beautiful Place

North Cascades National Park is gorgeous and a must see if you are in the area. We drove around the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
lacerf
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highway 20 over the North Cascades Pass goes past towering crags. It's wild and unspoiled country. There are several places to stop and view the majestic grandeur.

Thank BajaBadBoy
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

North Cascades National Park is gorgeous and a must see if you are in the area. We drove around the park looking for photo opportunities and we were successful since this is such a pretty park and the drive is beautiful. There is no going...More

1  Thank lacerf
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Peaceful and Bliss. No Traffic or Tour Buses. The roads are usually empty. Great views of the Cascades.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This highway is a great way to see North Cascade National Park is you are not into hiking. There are many pullovers & overlooks that give great views. All you need is some time & gas to enjoy some great scenery.

6  Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Take this drive if you have the time. We started out at 10:00 in the morning and went as far as Mt. Washington. There are lots of stops along the way to see spectacular views. Highly recommend.

3  Thank fishing_crazy5500
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Following the North Cascades loop gives you some amazing stops (waterfalls, mountains, lakes, etc) and miles of beautiful scenery.

4  Thank Holly H
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Pleasant drive to the area and enjoyed the Ross Lake damn crossing by car. We also stopped at the Gorge ladder falls power plant which was a great nature walk.

Thank Emory G
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

You can drive through the North Cascades National Park and you don't have to pay for it at all! Many overlooks along the way to stop by and take great pictures.

1  Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The scenery is awe inspiring and ranks with Denali and the Alps. Many hiking opportunities and back country experiences, which unfortunately we couldn't do, but a good choice for someone who wants to go where there are no crowds. Much of the time driving and...More

4  Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful scenic drive. The only way to truly appreciate the landscape is to get out of the car and explore on the various trails. If simply taking a scenic drive, I would strongly recommend stopping at Diablo Lake Overlook, Ross Lake Overlook (3.5 miles...More

5  Thank PierreMalmaison
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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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Judy o
13 September 2017|
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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
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gartur8148
21 April 2017|
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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
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