Washington July 20, 2017
The Top 7 Sights To See In Washington’s Most Scenic Area
Every region of Washington has its own natural beauty, but we can’t think of an area with more rugged peaks, scenic views and clear blue lakes than the North Cascades. Summer is the perfect time to explore this visually stunning area since the snow won’t slow you down.
If you go, make sure you explore these 7 scenic sights.
1. Diablo Lake
On a clear, sunny day, Diablo Lake's water looks too blue to be real. The best way to take it in is from the Diablo Lake Overlook at Mile Marker 132 on Highway 20.
2. The Maple Pass Loop
This loop is considered to be one of the most beautiful hikes in Washington, which is really saying a lot. You'll find the 6.5 mile trail in North Cascades National Park, and if you time it right, parts of the trail are covered in vibrant wildflowers.
3. The Methow Valley
There are plenty of ways to explore this peaceful valley that flows off of the east slope of the Cascades. In any season, a stay at Sun Mountain Lodge is a great way to do it.
4. Ross Lake
Whether you're lucky enough to get a reservation at the elusive Ross Lake resort or you hike or backpack to it, it's truly a beautiful sight.
5. Mount Baker and Iceberg Lake
This stunning sight is visible from the scenic Cascade Loop. Mount Baker is the the northernmost Cascade volcano that towers over Bellingham and the San Juan Islands.
6. Harts Pass
This is the highest road in Washington State, and if you drive it, you'll want to take it slowly and pull over to look. But with wildflower season peaking in late July and early August, you'll have plenty of beautiful sights to see.
7. The Rolling Huts
Located in Winthrop in the heart of the Methow Valley, these amazing little huts offer a one-of-a-kind camping experience. If you're exploring the North Cascades, try to book a stay at these unique accommodations.
There’s no much natural beauty to see here, it’s really no wonder we can’t help but believe that
Washington is the best state.