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Snohomish River Valley
The Cascade Loop begins in the bustling port city of Everett, located just 28 miles north of Seattle via I-5. Includes Everett, Mukilteo, Snohomish, and Monroe.
Stevens Pass Greenway
Stevens Pass Greenway is a designated National Scenic Byway following the Great Northern Railway’s, Iron Goat Trail and the thundering Skykomish and Wenatchee Rivers. Several small, rustic towns (Sultan,Gold Bar, Index and Skykomish) offer extensive hiking, white water rafting, waterfall viewing, kayaking, fishing, and wildlife watching opportunities.
Leavenworth, Plain, Lake Wenatchee, Cashmere The Tumwater Canyon is the spectacular gateway to the renowned Bavarian Village of Leavenworth.
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Entiat Following the Wenatchee River, orchards flank the riverbanks and deliver travelers to the “Apple Capital of the World”, Wenatchee.
Lake Chelan Valley
Chelan, Manson, Stehekin Lake Chelan is home to four seasons of wine, sun, stunning natural beauty and adventure! The 50-mile-long lake slices northwestward into the Cascade Mountains.
Pateros, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop, Mazama The Cascade Loop follows the Columbia River to Pateros, then swings northwestward to the Methow River Valley.
Diablo, Newhalem, Marblemount, Rockport, Concrete The North Cascades highway (Highway 20) crosses Washington Pass at 5,477’and Rainy Pass at 4,860′.
Skagit Valley & Fidalgo Island
As it reaches toward the Salish Sea from the North Cascades, the Skagit River has deposited a vast triangle of flood plain soil and nutrients to create some of the richest agricultural land in the Northwest. Cities include: Sedro-Woolley, Burlington, Mount Vernon, La Conner, Edison, and Anacortes.
Whidbey Scenic Isle Way
Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland, Langley, Clinton The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way is the ninth and final region of the Cascade Loop, and is a state designated scenic byway in its own right.