Scenic Driving Washington  by Steve Giordano

Scenic Driving Washington Guide Book

by Steve Giordano (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Washington  by Steve Giordano
Twenty-five scenic routes showcase Olympic, North Cascades, and Mt. Rainier National Parks, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, and the Columbia River Gorge, Yakima Valley, and much more. The author, Steve Giordano, adds local insight about the people, the diverse climate, and the history that make the Evergreen State unique. The drive descriptions provide additional information about camping, the best travel seasons, and special attractions along the way and are accompanied by custom route maps to guide your travels.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 25.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 25.

This 62-mile drive follows along the south shore of Lake Chelan to Lake Chelan State Park, takes Navarre Coulee around Bear Mountain, follows the Columbia River to Wenatchee, and turns west along the ...
Chelan, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 62
Twenty miles of the state’s original Pacific Highway, half of it cutting a straight line through Skagit Valley farmlands and half clinging precariously to bayside cliffs. This drive has been called th ...
Bellingham, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 20
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This drive follows the north shore of the Columbia River through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The Columbia River is the aorta of the West Coast, the blood of the lives and businesses ...
Vancouver, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 102
This 215-mile loop follows the Columbia River through the dry Columbia Plateau, visits at least 3 hydroelectric dams, traverses the Colville Indian Reservation, and returns to Chelan from Banks Lake o ...
Coulee City, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 215
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This 40-mile drive follows the northern shore of Grays Harbor and North Bay westward to Pacific beaches. During the spring season at the refuge, shorebirds visit from as far away as Argentina. They co ...
Ocean Shores, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 40
This 20-mile Orcas Island drive visits a few exciting rural communities, winds around the shoreline of a deep fjord, and summits the highest point in the San Juan Islands—Mount Constitution. Special a ...
Eastsound, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 20
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This 90-mile drive climbs north from the Columbia River on U.S. Highway 97 to Goldendale, east over the High Prairie and through Trout Lake, and heads south past the Ice Caves, through the Gifford Pin ...
Goldendale, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 90
This 73-mile drive begins on the Columbia River at Kettle Falls and goes east through the Colville National Forest before following the Pend Oreille River north to Crawford State Park (day use only, c ...
Colville, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 73
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A side trip from the Mount Baker Highway that traverses 15 miles of bucolic countryside along the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River. The 35-mph road is rural, peaceful, and mostly quiet, a favorite fo ...
Acme, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 15
A 60-mile drive through pastoral farmland and dense mountainside rain forest to an inspirational viewpoint showcasing Mount Baker. The 60-mile Mount Baker Highway winds eastward from Bellingham, along ...
Deming, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 60
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A 78-mile drive along 3 forested river systems between the towns of Granite Falls and Arlington in Snohomish County. The Forest Service has designated the 50-mile stretch between Granite Falls and Dar ...
Darrington, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 78
This 84-mile drive follows the rocky shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Makah Indian village of Neah Bay near the tip of the Olympic Peninsula. This drive is located under the Pacific Flyway, ...
Sekiu, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 84
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This 76-mile drive crosses eastward over Snoqualmie Pass and follows the course of the Yakima River from Keechelus Lake to Ellensburg. North Bend is the gateway to the Cascades. Most of the land aroun ...
Cle Elum, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 76
High mountain peaks, deep valleys, waterfalls, rivers, dams, and spectacular vistas highlight this 132-mile drive through the Cascade Mountains. The drive travels up the northern side of the Skagit Va ...
Mazama, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 132
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This drive is a counter-clockwise loop around the wild and woolly Olympic Peninsula. This drive traverses farmlands, follows the placid west bank of Hood Canal, enters thick, dripping, temperate rain ...
Forks, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 454
This 98-mile drive goes south, near Washington’s border with Idaho, through gently rolling farmlands and rural towns. This drive through Palouse Country winds over and around gently rolling farmlands ...
Pullman, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 98
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This 54-mile, north-to-south drive traverses the Wenatchee Mountains between Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass highways. This route incorporates the 48-mile Forest Service Scenic Blewett Pass drive. Th ...
Peshastin, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 54
This 193-mile loop twice crosses Roosevelt Lake (Columbia River) on small ferries, then travels through the Colville Indian Reservation range and forest lands and the highest mountain pass (5,575 feet ...
Wilbur, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 193
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This 52-mile drive (each way) to Mount St. Helens is like a trip to the moon, thanks to the 1980 eruption of the volcano. The effects of its destruction increase in scale as the road ascends alongside ...
Castle Rock, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 52
This 72-mile loop begins in Spokane city traffic, but leaves it to run alongside the Spokane River and Long Lake before passing through rangelands of the Inland Empire. Special attractions: Spokane ...
Spokane, WA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 72
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