White Pass Scenic Byway

  • Start: Winlock, WA
  • End: Naches, WA
  • Last Modified: 2012-02-03 19:17:41
  • Total Mileage: 124 Miles
  • Number of stops: 30


The White Pass Scenic Byway is a recreational paradise in the shadow of Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams. Whether you enjoy wilderness camping, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, or even hang gliding, there are more outdoor recreational opportunities along the byway than anywhere else in the south Cascades region.

In the summertime, campgrounds are buzzing with activity as visitors enjoy the rivers, lakes, forests, and trails from their basecamps. Early in the summer, when the high country trails are still covered in snow, forests and grasslands along the byway are coming to life with wildflowers and wildlife. Early fall can be the best season for hiking, as trails are snow-free, sub-alpine vegetation is beginning to change color, and mosquitoes have called it quits for the year. Later in the fall hunters come to the forest for some of the state’s best deer and elk range. Of course, fish follow their own seasons, and there’s almost always something to be caught. Winter time brings visitors to the byway to enjoy the White Pass Ski Resort, snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, and snowshoeing.

The White Pass Scenic Byway is Washington State’s best roadway for wildlife watching opportunities. From low elevation lakes to sub-alpine ridges, wet west-side forests to the open steppes of eastern Washington, from Mount St. Helens’ blast zone to Mount Rainier’s lush meadows, The White Pass Scenic Byway and its adjacent public lands provide a range of wild habitats you won’t find anywhere else in the state.

Stop #1:

Lewis and Clark State Park
Winlock, WA

Stop #2:

Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery
Mossyrock, WA

Stop #3:

Ike Kinswa State Park
Washington, United States of America

Stop #4:

DeGoede Bulb Farm
Mossyrock, WA

Stop #5:

Mossyrock Park on Riffe Lake
Mossyrock, WA

Stop #6:

Swofford Pond
Morton, WA

Stop #7:

Cowlitz River
Morton, WA

Stop #8:

Historic Morton Railway Depot
Morton, WA

Stop #9:

Roxy Theater
Morton, WA

Stop #10:

Taidnapam Park
Morton, WA

Stop #11:

Lake Scanewa and Cowlitz Falls Dam
Morton, WA

Stop #12:

Mount Adams Viewpoint
Trout Lake, WA

Stop #14:

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Vancouver, WA

Stop #16:

Goat Rocks Wilderness
Morton, WA

Stop #17:

White Pass Country Museum
Packwood, WA

Stop #18:

Skate Creek Area
Packwood, WA

Stop #19:

La Wis Wis Campgrounds
Morton, WA

Stop #20:

Mount Rainier National Park
Ashford, WA

Stop #22:

White Pass Ski Area
Washington, United States of America

Stop #23:

Leech Lake
Naches, WA

Stop #24:

Pacific Crest Trail
Sacramento, CA

Stop #25:

Dog Lake
Naches, WA

Stop #26:

Clear Lake and Falls
Naches, WA

Stop #27:

Rimrock Lake and Tieton Dam
Naches, WA

Stop #29:

Big Horn Sheep Feeding Station
Naches, WA

Stop #30:

Naches Orchards and Fruit Stands
Naches, WA

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