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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  • We came through this area in June, and everything was green and lush. It is a National Park, so the traffic is slower, but there are so many places to pull of and take photos! The opportunities for hi...  more »
  • This was going to be my eastbound turnaround point but missed the sign. Snow drifts. only room for 5-6 cars to park due to snow and need to keep road open for plows. several groups with snowshoes. Sno...  more »
  • 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 »