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The last thing any diehard road tripper wants to do is get stuck sitting in the car for hours on end. The whole point of taking a road trip isn't just to see pretty scenery from the car--it's to get out and explore! Whether your thing is touring historic barns, hiking epic ridgelines or photographing wildlife, the Cascade Loop has got a LOT to keep you busy!

Need to Know Info

North Cascades National Park Hikes HikingKnow Which Permits/Passes to Take

Most State and Federally operated public lands (parks, trails, forests, wildlife preserves, etc.) will require that you purchase and display the correct permit or pass during your visit. To determine which permits or passes you need, consider if the land says it is State or Federal/National.

Know How to Follow The Rules

Hiking is just like most every other activity or sport—there are unwritten rules that when followed, make the experience much more fun for everyone. And likewise, when not followed, can either drive people crazy or in the worst case scenario, be dangerous. Because we’re in the business of inviting folks from all over the world to come and join us on the trail we figure we would be remiss if we didn’t give folks a few pointers. Take a moment to review Hiking Etiquette before you hit the trails!

Explore the Great Outdoors

Farms & Barns

Nothing delivers a sense of place like spending a little time visiting the farms that produce the local foods and products that each of our region's are known for.

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Gardens

Spending time in a gardens is a wonderful way to grab some fresh air, sunshine and quiet time to reflect.

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Horseback Riding

Choose an outfitter and embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl!

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Winter Adventures

Winter on the Loop means warm fires, snowy treks, foggy waterfront views and lots of fun!

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Wildlife

All manner of animals live in the natural areas surrounding the Cascade Loop. Photo by Pete Freund

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Water Adventures

Cannonball, swim, float, paddle, wade...whatever--just enjoy the amazing bodies of water all along the Loop! Photo by the Lake Chelan Chamber

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Trails

Walk, hike, cycle, mountain bike, climb, mountaineer, ride a pony--just hit the trail!

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Aerial Adventures

Skydive, take a helicopter flight, zip line or geek out on aviation. Photo by Erin Nash

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Parks

City, County, State and National Parks will keep your trip packed with picnics! Photo by the Sky Valley Chamber

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Fishing

The Cascade Loop is home to a LOT of rivers, lakes, streams and the Puget Sound--fish on!

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COVID and Methow Trails
Join Methow Trails in choosing to #RecreateResponsibly. They are planning on operating a fairly normal season this year, with nightly grooming of nearly all of our 120+ miles of trail, free skiing for all kids 17 and under (and seniors 75+), and perfectly groomed trails for all abilities. We have implemented numerous changes to keep folks safe. Read More >>>>
Salmon Viewing Locations on the Loop
Fall marks the season when Salmon can be seen in the waterways along the Cascade Loop. Check this list for some of our favorites! Read More >>>>
Top 10 Fall Color Corridors on the Cascade Loop
The thing that folks love most about the Cascade Loop is its diversity of views throughout the byway, and fall colors are no exception. The colors are wild and vibrant and showcase a range of colors and textures as you explore the route. Travel counter-clockwise for the best views and know that as always, Mother Nature sets the schedule for when and how the colors change. Typically however, travelers can expect peak colors from the last week of September through mid-October. Special note: due to COVID-19 most Autumn public events… Read More >>>>
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