What is the Cascade Loop?
The Cascade Loop is a scenic driving tour that takes you through diverse sections of the beautiful state of Washington. Cities and towns on the loop route include Everett, Snohomish, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Chelan, Winthrop, Anacortes, and Coupeville.
Why do the Cascade Loop?
Washington is an incredibly diverse state that includes lush forests, fertile orchards, jagged mountain peaks, sage-covered desert, urban centers, and island communities. By taking the Cascade Loop scenic driving tour, you can experience all of this, and more.
How many miles is the Cascade Loop?
The Cascade Loop scenic driving tour covers 440 miles.
How many days should I take to do the Cascade Loop?
You can't do the loop in one day. While the entire loop is on improved highways, there are stretches where you won't make the same progress you experience on an Interstate freeway. To allow time to enjoy the many attractions and activities found along the Cascade Loop, I would recommend a 4-5 night trip. If you're time is limited, a two-day trip is feasible. No matter how long you spend doing the Cascade Loop, you'll be left with a list of things to check out "next time". The loop can be done clockwise or counterclockwise.
When should I do the Cascade Loop?
If you plan to drive the entire Cascade Loop, schedule your trip between June and October. The section of the loop through the North Cascades Highway is always closed during the winter months.
Contact the Cascade Loop Association to request a free travel guide.