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Washington Pass Overlook

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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
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Scenic overlook from which you can see famous natural sights including the...

Scenic overlook from which you can see famous natural sights including the Liberty Bell Peak and Early Winter Spires.

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I have visited this park twice already and it remained beautiful despite the fires that ravaged the Evergreen trees. Be prepared for the sudden changes in temperature as you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
MimieW
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this park twice already and it remained beautiful despite the fires that ravaged the Evergreen trees. Be prepared for the sudden changes in temperature as you reached the Overlook as it could drop to the low 30's. My husband and I always end up taking out our thick sweaters and caps from the back of our Subaru... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I came to this overlook after finishing Maple pass loop (it is quite close to that area). Just turn off the road, walk a few yards and you will be treated to nice view of the mountains.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

On our way through North Cascades National Park we stopped at the Washington Pass Overlook and were surprised to find a great little hike that looped around to a mountain overlook. It was different than the views in the park, so be sure to stop here for a photo or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The view was fantastic. If you drive the North Cascades highway, do leave some time drive to this pass. You will never regret for taking extra time to this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This overlook provides beautiful views and has a short path that provides different views of the mountains. Good place to get out, stretch your legs, and admire the Cascades.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a must top while going through the park. It gives such views without having to hike. Definitely a photo opportunity.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

One of the best view points in the Cascades without hiking! This overlook is right on the highway so easy for everyone to get to. Make sure to stop and enjoy. We took so many pictures here!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This and Diablo Lake Overlook are the two most scenic stops in the NCNP. This is well worth the 60 mile drive from Marblemount with panoramic views of the valley and mountains. It is a very short walk to the lookout points.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

At the highest point on the highway (MP 162), this is a must stop along State Route 20 (North Cascades Highway) and the the last point of interest traveling eastbound. From the parking lot, the easy 0.2 mile trail leads to an observation deck overlooking the highway below as well as many of the surrounding ridges and peaks in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

You can see the Liberty Bell group of mountains a short walk from the parking area. The observation area is railed off, so it is safe even though you're looking at the valley below. There is a short climb up a rock surface for those needing a higher view. This is a free area, but running water is not available,... More 

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