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SNOHOMISH RIVER VALLEY

From the waters of Puget Sound, through fertile farm

valleys to the foothills of the Cascades, where vibrant

cities and towns serve as gateways to the Cascade Loop

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STEVENS PASS GREENWAY

Lush forests and thundering waterfalls line the scenic

route up and over Stevens Pass, traversing through

charming historic towns that offer friendly hospitality and

remnants of the past on the drive across the Cascades

3

LEAVENWORTH/CASCADE FOOTHILLS

A Bavarian village and classic all-American small

towns nestled in the foothills of the eastern slope of

the Cascades offer a diversity of recreational and

cultural experiences

4

WENATCHEE/COLUMBIA RIVER VALLEY

Orchards, vineyards, and farmlands roll across the

landscape and along the shores of the Great Columbia

River, with bustling towns that are commercial hubs of

Washington’s important fruit industry

5

LAKE CHELAN VALLEY

A pristine, glacier-fed lake slices deeply into the heart of

the Cascade Mountains in a setting that offers abundant

scenic beauty and recreational opportunities

Overview and Map of the Cascade Loop

Welcome to 440 miles of wilderness, scenery, exciting adventures, historic towns, and comfortable accommodations. The Cascade

Loop provides access to the very best of everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Many diverse landscapes await travelers—

from the coastal shorelines of Puget Sound and foothills and mountain meadows of the Cascades, across the snow-capped peaks, to

the fruitful agricultural and rugged range lands of North Central Washington. There are nine distinct regions around the Cascade Loop

and each setting delivers a uniquely different experience.

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THE METHOW VALLEY

From the confluence of the Columbia to the crest of the

Cascades, with miles of open range, endless star-filled

skies, natural recreation, and a frontier atmosphere of the

Old West, year-round experiences can be enjoyed by all

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NORTH CASCADES

Dramatic mountain peaks and spectacular scenery

across national forest and park lands—this is the

Cascades at their best—with lakes, rivers, creeks,

abundant hiking trails, and travelers’ rests along the way

8

SKAGIT VALLEY & FIDALGO ISLAND

A proud agricultural heritage, American bald eagles, and

colorful carpets of blooms (tulips, daffodils, irises) across

the lowland plains to Puget Sound, many experiences

await travelers as they descend from the Cascades

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WHIDBEY SCENIC ISLE WAY

Saltwater beaches and historic towns connected to the

mainland by bridges and ferries offer spectacular scenic

views of farmlands, forests, and snow capped peaks of

the Olympics and Cascades mountain ranges

Introduction to the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway

C O R R I D O R M A N A G E M E N T P L A N