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Washington Pass Overlook

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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Description: 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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Gorgeous views at Washington Pass

Just wonderful!!! We came on October 26, it was around 5 pm and getting snowing, so visibility was pure. So we decided to return there next morning if the weather improves. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Just wonderful!!! We came on October 26, it was around 5 pm and getting snowing, so visibility was pure. So we decided to return there next morning if the weather improves. We drove to Winthrop where we stayed overnight in the hotel, and then returned to Washington pass next day. And it worth it!!! Even extra km and time!!!

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Banks, Oregon
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

At most "overlooks", you just pull off in a parking area and look out at a pretty view. Leg-stretcher time and a quick snapshot. But, this Overlook at Washington Pass was delightful! You could walk around on a trail-a couple different options-and take in the scenery all around you. You absorb the atmosphere of the mountains and feel their magic,... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just a couple of minutes away from the North Cascades Highway and a 2-3minutes trial from the parking lot. But the view is awesome with beautiful hill tops surrounding us and the view of the High way beautifully travelling through the mountains.

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Pennsylvania
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43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

GO NOW! Best part of the Cascades, right here. The trail to the top, is short and easy and there is plenty of places to stop and take pictures. And boy, do you want to bring your camera! The views of the Cascades are just breathtaking from every angle!!! The colors in the mountains and the jagged edges are everything... More 

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Burlington, Washington
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25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You just have to see this place to believe it. For those that rate this less than excellent, I'd really like to travel wherever you go because this is darn near the top of my list of scenic places. You do have to get out of thecae and walk a couple of minutes to see the best views.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a nice spot to stop and take in some beautiful mountain views. There is a short paved trail that takes you to a few vistas.

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This pull off is an exceptional way to see the rough Cascades without hiking. Make sure you have a camera. There is ample parking and bathrooms that are really clean. There is a clearly marked path that most people can enjoy and get views of our highest mountains. You will see Liberty Bell Peak and other views of the Cascades.... More 

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Poulsbo, WA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you only stop one time when driving hwy 20, make sure it is here! This stop has a great parking area and very nice, easy trail up to the top where you will see some of the best views to be had anywhere in the U.S. I have been a Washington resident my entire life, and have been around... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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134 reviews 134 reviews
46 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It is a must do in North Cascades. We stayed at Marblemount and from there it is a 1 hr drive. The trail is very easy and short but gives spectacular views of all the peaks on the eastern side of the park.

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Olympia, WA
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

For anyone traveling the North Cascades Loop, the most jaw-dropping views are at the Washington Pass Overlook. It appears that there used to be a very nice facility but it is now closed and only an ordinary toilet replaced it. There wasn;t a sign so we had to find our way, but the trail leads away from the parking lot... More 

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