Washington Pass, North Cascades National Park

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Washington Pass and Rainy Pass are two mountain passes on State Route 20 in the North Cascades mountains of Washington State. Rainy Pass is about 4 miles to the west of Washington Pass. The passes are typically closed between November and April due to heavy snowfall.The north-south Pacific Crest Trail crosses east-west Highway 20 at Rainy Pass. The Washington Pass Overlook Trail, designated a National Recreation Trail in 1978, runs a short 0.2mi from the pass to an overlook with views of Liberty Bell Mountain and the highway 700feet below.
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  • This is a fantastic view in North Cascades Park from the highway. You can walk the trail just enjoy the scenery from the parking lot.  more »
  • Travel and enjoy a "breather" at Washington Pass Overlook at the Northern Cascades and let nature embrace you with wonder and surprise for such astounding beauty. What a sight!  more »
  • The entire experience of this trail loop was a wonder and an inspiration. The design of the trail is impeccable, down to the bent steel railing. The experience is enhanced by two boards with poems by ...  more »

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North Cascades National Park offers various styles of camping, including camping from a car, RV, or boat at a developed campground (wilderness camping is also available). The park permits numerous private concessionaires to provide lodging within the park's boundaries, so you'll find numerous lodges, rustic resorts, and cabins throughout the park. Many visitors also stay in the assortment of lodges, inns, motels, and campgrounds lining Route 20 on both the western and eastern sides of the park.
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