Most reviewed Scenic Drives in Washington

  1. 5.0 Hurricane Ridge (1.851 reviews)
    - Spectacular Views
    Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails • Scenic Drives
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    At an elevation of 4,242 feet, Hurricane Ridge is one of the most easily accessible and scenic areas in Olympic National Park. Get a free map from the rangers at the National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, before making the scenic 18-mile drive up Hurricane Ridge Road. Here, you can spot Mount Olympus from the viewing patio next to the carpark, and embark on multiple trails like the Hurricane Hill Trail which has amazing views of the ridge. There’s snow up here until early fall, so travelers can have the chance to go tubing, snowboarding, or skiing, even in summer. You can join a guided tour of Olympic National Park to make sure you don't miss any of the best sights. – Tripadvisor See more..
  2. 4.5 North Cascades Highway (329 reviews)
    - Make sure you stop at Diablo Lake Vista Point
    Scenic Drives
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    A scenic highway measuring 132 miles. See more..
  3. 4.5 Chuckanut Drive (296 reviews)
    - A beautiful drive along some pristine Washington scenery
    Scenic Drives
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    Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA. Built in 1909, as an original scenic roadway, above Chuckanut Bay. See more..
  4. 4.5 Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive (277 reviews)
    - There’s no wrong way to go!
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    A 454-mile drive through Olympic National Park. See more..
  5. 4.5 Spirit Lake Memorial Highway (95 reviews)
    - Beautiful Scenic Drive Up the Mountain
    Scenic Drives • Volcanos
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    A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St. Helens blast area. See more..
  6. 4.5 Cape Horn Lookout (41 reviews)
    - Beautiful view, limited parking
    Spent < 1 hour Lookouts • Scenic Drives
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    One of the earlier stops on WA-14 (the views are great from the Washington side), just be aware that the pullout doesn't have much warning and parking is limited. However, the view is worth it so do make the stop. See more..
  7. 4.5 Mountain Loop Highway (25 reviews)
    - Mountain Sights
    Spent More than 3 hours Mountains • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Scenic Drives
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    We have a cabin just outside Granite Falls so we visit this area many times each year. The road is paved part of the way and then extends further on a well preserved dirt road for 40+ miles. The Loop highway can be done in a day but there are so many interesting places to visit worth stopping at. The photo here was taken by the Ice Caves. The area is a Hikers Delight and worth many visits if you are staying long. See more..
  8. 5.0 Coulee Corridor (23 reviews)
    - Details on World's Largest Human Figure Sundial.
    Scenic Drives
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    The “Calling the Healing Waters” is the world’s largest human figure sundial standing over 11.5 ft tall and weighing six tons. Registered with the North American Sundial Society, the bronze & steel sculpture is surrounded by basalt columns acting as hour markers. The Society registers the most significant sundials in the world. This one was # 11 in the state of Washington at time of dedication, June 2009. See more..
  9. 4.5 Frenchman Coulee (21 reviews)
    - Keep driving until the end
    Spent < 1 hour Nature & Wildlife Areas • Scenic Drives
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    Wowza. We drove here at sunset on a whim to see the basalt columns. Those were cool but super crowded, so we kept driving. I'm glad we did. If you go to the end, you'll be able to make it all the way to the river. Drive back has breathtaking views of the cliffs. Highly recommend! See more..
  10. 5.0 Slate Peak (11 reviews)
    - An arduous mountain bike ride leading to incredible scenery
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    One of the highest peaks in the park can be reached by car: a scenic drive to the top of the Olympic mountain range. See more..
  11. 5.0 Pacific Crest Trail (9 reviews)
    - Best hike to Cutthroat Pass
    Hiking Trails • Scenic Drives
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    Hike or drive this scenic road to Slate Peak. See more..
  12. 4.0 State Route 503 (9 reviews)
    - careful on 503
    Scenic Drives
    Small, scenic road cutting across lush rain forest and several small towns. See more..
  13. 5.0 Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (3 reviews)
    - quality museum
    Scenic Drives
    Good place to view artifacts and learn about pioneering and native tribes. Museum contains photos and maps as well as native crafts. See more..
  14. 4.5 Clearwater Overlook (2 reviews)
    Scenic Drives
    An amazing scenic lookout point where a valley was flattened during the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. See more..
  15. 5.0 Red Rooster Route (2 reviews)
    - Best time to visit is in the fall when pumpkins are ready.
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    We stop at some of these business year round but the best time to visit is in the fall when there are activities around the pumpkins if you have young children. Good places to buy produce and plants. See more..

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