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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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Excellent Overlook and Views

Definitely stop at the Washington Pass Overlook, close to the eastern end of the North Cascades National Park. Plenty of parking and restrooms. Easy walk to viewpoints... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Definitely stop at the Washington Pass Overlook, close to the eastern end of the North Cascades National Park. Plenty of parking and restrooms. Easy walk to viewpoints. Stunning views.

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Chehalis, Washington
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were driving over the North Cascades Highway and pulled in here and were happily surprised. The views are amazing and it's pretty spectacular to stand in awe of the beauty of Washington State. It doesn't take much time, just pull over and enjoy!

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Okanogan, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have stopped here many times. Plenty of parking and room for RV's too. About 1/2 mile from Hwy 20 on a paved road. The trail to the overlook is paved and the lower trail is wheelchair accessible. The trail makes a loop and has stunning views. Information signs at the overlook on the area. Great photo opportunities. The North... More 

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North Carolina
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209 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

As you are traveling highway 20 through the Cascades & Okanogan National Forest, be sure to stop at the Washington Pass Overlook. There's a nice paved parking area, pitt toilets (concession & bathrooms was closed when we were there this July ??? Budget CUTS???) and a very nice walk up to overlook the pass. What awe inspiring scenery!! We took... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Strictly speaking, the Washington Pass is not in the North Cascades National Park, but rather just outside in the Okanogan National Forest. The overlook is therefore managed by the U.S. Forest Service, which has done a great job with this wayside. We almost didn't stop as it was getting late in the day, but WOW, are we glad we did!... More 

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London
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

If you are on the North Cascades Highway, it would be criminal not to take in this small loop with the most amazing views. The rest-rooms could use a little attention mind you, but the scenery is breathtaking.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

When you drive the North Cascades Highway the mountains, particularly at Washington Pass, are spectacular. 12 miles west of Mazama is this pass and a great place to stretch your legs. The loop trail found at the east end of the parking lot is paved and has guard rails where needed. It is only ~1/4 mile but has serious bang... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

i dont think it is necessary to keep driving past here if you are just making a day trip but many go on to winthrop, expect a tourist trap.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This teensy trail will be your biggest bang for the buck! You will have amazing views of the mountains and the valley and the luxury of a paved flat trail. If you are lazy, this is for you.

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Take the time and drive the Cascade Loop - Hwy 20 through northern Washington. Awe inspiring views of Lake Diablo's bright green glacial waters to the the rocky peaks of Washington Pass. Heavenly views!

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