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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Phone Number:
+1 206-684-3000

A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.

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Take your time, enjoy the views, easy-to-drive park road.

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... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Jennifer E
Uniontown, Ohio
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Alec D
Uniontown, Ohio
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80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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 so you'll have the nice sunrise shining on the mountains. Either way, it's beautiful all... More 

2 Thank Jennifer E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
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. You will not be disappointed!!

1 Thank Wanderlust3483
Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
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 offs, clear glacial lakes, etc. Take this scenic highway if you have the chance, it... More 

1 Thank Sunseekergirl77
Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 that everyone should do!

2 Thank Margot E
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank spiderted
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 fast flowing waters of the Skagit River from south west British Columbia on its way... More 

1 Thank Hans K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 campground and beautiful information centre and gift shop.

2 Thank Deen12B
Jacksonville, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Rita J
Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
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 memorable way to go. Reaching the east side, one finds oneself in Mazama with its... More 

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