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Washington Pass Overlook

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Washington pass outlook is the height point you can access in car on the north cascades loop. You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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Must-Stop Views off North Cascades Highway!

If you’re in the area, don’t miss a stop at the Washington Pass Observation Site. We stopped here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Scenic overlook from which you can see famous natural sights including the Liberty Bell Peak and Early Winter Spires.
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North Cascades National Park, WA
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All reviews liberty bell cascade loop washington pass parking lot short walk bring your camera great viewpoint mobility issues definitely worth the stop breathtaking views easy walk paved trail off the highway parking area enjoy the view beautiful spot quick stop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Washington pass outlook is the height point you can access in car on the north cascades loop. You can definitely feel the wind at the altitude so be prepared. It is not alarming but any means, just something to be aware of. The view: oh...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you’re in the area, don’t miss a stop at the Washington Pass Observation Site. We stopped here during our drive through North Cascades National Park along Highway 20, North Cascades Highway. This is a beautiful area, well nurtured with a good parking area and...More

Thank raharrington85
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Awesome view of Liberty Bell, Highway 20, and surrounding area. We loved the poems posted there to stop and really enjoy the views. People are so happy to be there and to be able to admire this stunning scenery. The ants are big and the...More

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

One of the most gorgeous scenic overlooks I’ve ever been to. We lucked out with a light dusting of snow up high which helped dramatize the peaks even more. No hiking necessary, just a short, easy walk from the parking area. I look forward to...More

Thank MichyM33
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We stopped to enjoy the view on our way through the North Cascades highway. Terrific views of surrounding mountains. Bring your camera and don’t just drive by!

Thank DonL120
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We really do live in an amazing area of the world, and it is worth it to try and remember that sometimes. This is a short jaunt off the main highway, so no excuses to miss this beautiful and vertigo inducing overlook. Easy walk, great...More

Thank mike d
Reviewed September 24, 2018

So, you travel up a switchback in the road to the top of the pass. And there it is, the Washington Pass Overlook. It's great. I am impressed at the thought and work they've put into the Overlook. There is a paved trail going through...More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We walked up a beautiful tree lined path to the overlook. It’s a dry, rugged landscape with snow visible on the mountainsides. You also have a great view of the tiny road below with the huge hairpin curve. Then you drive on it and realize...More

1  Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We drove from Marblemount and ended at Washington Pass. The drive is worth it and very beautiful. In June there was still SOME snow left in the parking lot for WA Pass. We walked from the Cascades Highway to the parking lot (15 mins?) which...More

Thank David E
Reviewed August 14, 2018

If you drive the North Cascades Highway, you should definitely stop at Washington Pass and take a little time to walk out to the spectacular viewpoint. You are surrounded by high craggy mountains, most notably Liberty Bell.

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July 23, 2018|
Response from edn636 | Reviewed this property |
It was when we travelled through last week (Thursday July 12th). Incredible panoramas!!!