Washington Pass Observation Site | North Cascades

The North Cascades in Washington state is one of my favorite places. My family loves to ride motorcycles and driving highway 20 during the summertime is awe-inspiring.

Length: Very short paved and fully accessible trail to the viewpoint.
Elevation Gain: None
Level for Families: Easy trail
Pass / Cost: No pass needed; FREE
Facilities: Pit (vault) toilet which is also wheelchair accessible
Trailhead Coordinates: 48.52644, -120.65016
Viewpoint Elevation: 4875′

Highway 20 is closed during the winter season and usually reopens in May.

Highway 20 is a great place to take a road trip while enjoying gorgeous stops along the way. One of those stops to make is at the Washington Pass Observation Site. Found just 30 miles west of Winthrop, this stop is easily accessible with ample parking and paved roads.

The paved trail to the viewpoint can be used by wheelchairs and small children. It is a quick walk to the end of the trail.

Washington Pass Observation Site gives you gorgeous views of the north cascades including views of Liberty Bell Mountain, Early Winters Spires and Kangaroo Ridge.

See a quick peek of highway 20 from our motorcycle ride.

If you find yourself traveling on highway 20 in the North Cascades, be sure to stop at these other 2 spots!

Diablo Lake View Point

Campgrounds/Day Picnic – Gorge Lake Campground

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