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Highest drivable pass in Washington

If you are not afraid of exposure and dirt roads take this drive to what feels like the top of the... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
waterworld40
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Bellevue, Washington
SUV passable road in Summer or Autumn, if you're brave.

HINT: start early in the morning to avoid parking issues up top. Make sure to top off your gas tank... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2016
darkswede218
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Seattle, Washington
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Sep 15, 2016
“Highest drivable pass in Washington”
Feb 21, 2016
“SUV passable road in Summer or Autumn, if you're brave.”
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One of the highest peaks in the park can be reached by car: a scenic drive to the top of the Olympic mountain range.
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

If you are not afraid of exposure and dirt roads take this drive to what feels like the top of the world!

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank waterworld40
Reviewed February 21, 2016

HINT: start early in the morning to avoid parking issues up top. Make sure to top off your gas tank and use the bathroom in Mazama. If you have a passenger vehicle with 'normal' ground clearance, avoid this drive. Even low Subarus like Imprezas or...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank darkswede218
Reviewed July 5, 2015

After an aborted attempt several years ago due to poor road conditions not surpassable by my VW Jetta, my husband and I were finally able to make this drive this year. The road condition was much improved. It is a long, windy road to the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Sarah A
Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you're a physically fit mountain biker who can climb 5000 feet, you're in for a treat. Ride from the Methow Valley floor near Mazama to the Slate Peak summit at 7488 feet on a well-mainted Forest Service dirt road. Between the floor (~2500') and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Mtnbiker2
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Slate Peak itself is not all that spectacular, but the drive up the Hart's Pass road is amazing and the meadows near the parking lot are full of wildflowers. It's a great, easy way to access the alpine high country - maybe the easiest way...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank PLCallo
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Slate peak is a good drive from Winthrop. You drive up the mountain to a Forest Service lookout a the top of a peak. It is dirt road and rocky most of the way, so take it slow, however the roads are ok and someone...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Stewart W
Reviewed August 9, 2013

As with previous reviews, I suggest a stop at the Mazama store on the way up. They make fresh sandwiches that make for nice picnic fodder at the top. The road is decent most of the way and the two times I have gone up...More

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank Steve J
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Supposedly this is the highest road in Washington State. The drive up to Hart's Pass is bumpy and not for the feint of heart. There is a narrow stretch that looks like a clip from a Discovery TV show about roads in Bolivia (except the...More

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank western u
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This drive up the mountain is totally worth it. Beautiful scenery. There is also some kind of tower that was used in war or something up there. It's interesting. Fun place to drive up to but be careful it gets steep and narrow. We have...More

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank mavandray
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