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Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.

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A good national park

My husband and I went on April 30,2015. We drive on I5 from Vancouver then turn on Route 20. After driving for some time, we reach the North Cascades National Park visior center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Surrey, Canada
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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My husband and I went on April 30,2015. We drive on I5 from Vancouver then turn on Route 20. After driving for some time, we reach the North Cascades National Park visior center, and the centre is not open yet. But We got a map there, then we continue to drive along the Route 20, we saw seveal beautiful sites... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I usually go south to Rainier and St Helens but went to scope out some trails for later this summer. It was such a beautiful drive and the towns along the highway were quaint, the views breath taking.

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Colville, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went over this highway in April right after it opened and it was snowing. The scenery was lovely. There weren't any accessible bathrooms as they were snowed in.

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Atlanta, GA
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful drive with great vistas. New snow on mountain top with green new leaves mid-mountain and gorgeous spring blooms in valley. So excited to spot a bald eagle near River. Water falls all along the drive.

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Skane County, Sweden
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was a very nice drive between Okanogan and Marblemount. Especially liked the towns Twisp and Winthrop, that have nice buildings. The road and scenic view at Washington Pass was breathtaking. Also liked the color changes in and around Diablo Lake.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I taken trip to north cascades from Seattle on a sunshine day. The drive cuts across several mountains offers spectacular views in the midst of snow filled mountains. The lake Diablo is a beautiful lake, I must say this place is must see for anyone visiting the Seattle northwest. Well worth the drive.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is the third national park I visited for my trip to Seattle, right after Olympic and Mount Rainier, so comparatively speaking, the view is pretty average, and there's only one road across the whole park, that means if you consider an auto tour, you can finish it within half a day. It's more of a hiking kind of park,... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Worth the deviation from I90. Early October still showed most leaves on the trees, but the ranger station claimed snow could come with a 48 hour only advance warning this time of year. Several stop-offs were spectacular. You have to watch out for gravel from some of the side roads. Putting your hands into the stream tells you how cold... More 

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brett_levi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a glorious drive. I have seen Rocky Mountain National Park, and Glacier National Park, but the North cascades hold their own unique beauty. From glacial lakes to granite peaks. It is an awe inspiring experience. I would love to do some camping there soon.

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washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you love phenomenal mountains, trees of varied types, rushing rivers and placid lakes of aqua and green, green, green then you'll love the North Cascades National Park. We visited just before the traditional closure of the North Cascades National Highway, in early November. The maples, cottonwoods and blueberry bushes were in autumn hue, while the Skagit River and waterfalls... More 

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