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North Cascades Highway

North Cascades National Park, WA
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic highway measuring 132 miles.
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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This park has it all- over 300 glacier, rainforest, river, hiking & drop dead gorgeous views. We stayed in the Goodell creek campground right along the Skagit river. This is the most awesome car camping campsite I have ever been to. It's like a rainforest in there. The camp sights are very roomy & there are huge moss draped trees... More

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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Driving this highway is a treat, no matter what time of year. This was our first time on Highway 20 and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery is beautiful. We did get to see some of the residual fire damage from the first fires this summer...and related flood damage. What an eerie site. There are many stops along the way... More

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Falmouth, MA
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391 reviews 391 reviews
114 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Takes a while to get there, but once in the North Cascades National Park, the scenery is awe inspiring. Lots of places to stop for views some of the most beautiful overlooking Ross and Diablo Lakes. Make sure to gas up before entering the park.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The color of the water is so inspiring. It makes you feel like you are an artist waiting to express or capture the view in a picture or in a painting. Beautiful scene!

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Western Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The drive was beautiful. Great scenic views. Snow-capped mountains everywhere. Waterfalls coming out of the rocks. Some lakes and wildlife. Please note: The traffic can be slow due to the steep mountain inclines and tourists gawking at the scenery.

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Poway, Ca
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wow. This was completely unexpected. It far exceeded my expectations for beauty. We drove to North Cascades National Park from the east. We started the day in Coulee, Wa. The scenery on the way is worth the trip. While researching information for this trip, it was difficult to plan our travels as we couldn’t figure out the best way to... More

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Rainier, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whether I drive this road the first day it opens to see snow-capped peaks and waterfalls . . . or drive it in October to see the larch trees turning yellow, this road always has something unique to view. It also has dozens of trail heads leading to wonderful glaciers, lakes and meadows.

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Redmond, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We left pretty late (around 1pm from Redmond) so we couldn't do the whole stretch or try a couple of hikes but there was so much to see and do I wish I could have left earlier. The highway goes through some of the most scenic parts I've seen in Washington. Diablo Lake is just amazing. We were short of... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life!!! We parked & visited the waterfalls & hiked the 4 mile roundtrip trail to Blue Lake...AWESOME, AWESOM, AWESOME & great/easy to hike for kiddos, too!

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've done Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) through California and this definitely comparable to that. We only went to marker 161 and did the Blue Lake Trail, but from what we did see, it was magnificent. If you're visiting and have time, its worth the drive.

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