Washington Pass Overlook, 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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  • Be sure to walk out to the overlook, and the continue walking on the trail that leaves from the overlook area, to see some even better views of the mountain/valley off to the east. This was a beautifu...  more »
  • We are from Australia and rented an RV from Seattle to travel around the states. The first thing we did was drive the North Cascades Scenic loop highway. When we got up to Washington Pass Overlook we ...  more »
  • I have visited this park twice already and it remained beautiful despite the fires that ravaged the Evergreen trees. Be prepared for the sudden changes in temperature as you reached the Overlook as it...  more »