It’s one BIG Byway – the Cascade Loop. Over 440 miles of captivating scenery unfolding in the massively varied landscapes stretching from the mountains to the sea in Washington State. You’ll revel in island landscapes and salt air on the coast, meander over hill and dale further inland, marvel at the mountains of North Cascades National Park, and explore dense forests for which Washington is so famous.
Yet, the Cascade Loop is not just one Byway. It’s three of Washington State’s Byway blended into a continuous loop, each delivering a very different experience. The 90-mile Stevens Pass Greenway stretches from Snohomish to Chelan, via Sky Valley and the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth. You’ll make your way from urban landscapes to small-town America to buildings to the lush green forests as you travel this road.
The 140-mile route of the Cascades portion of the Byway takes you into the North American Alps landscapes of North Cascades National Park with jagged peaks, sparkling waterfalls, and alpine glaciers.
Add to these spectacular routes, the 54-mile Whidbey Isle Way Scenic Byway, which traverses the entire Whidbey Island, with gorgeous beaches, bright sunshine, and quaint towns to capture your heart. Make sure to stop at Deception Bridge for a photo op and a great walk down to the beach.