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What to see in Cascade Mountain Range

Cascade Mountain Range Attractions


A visit to the Cascades Mountain Range is a great way to enjoy Washington at its most rustic and scenic. The range is divided roughly into three regions of forested mountains, and those visiting will discover that each region caters to a variety of interests. It's beloved by outdoors enthusiasts as well as those just looking for a relaxing space to unwind.

The Cascades offers hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, skiing, cross-country skiing, and climbing. While the adventurous can enjoy the many campsites, those more fond of luxury cabins and fireside relaxation will find high-class accommodation in the many ski resorts in the mountains, with Snoqualmie Falls being one of the best.

The Mount Rainier National Park is one of the most popular attractions and also happens to be one of the oldest national parks in the United States. Here visitors will find some of the most scenic and accessible wilderness areas, containing glaciers, dense forests, lush alpine meadows and over 240 miles (380km) of maintained trails. The Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument is also a favourite among visitors.


Mount Rainier National Park

One of the oldest national parks in the United States, Mount Rainier National Park was founded to preserve the lofty volcano. Known to Native Americans as Tahoma, its snow-capped…

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Mount St Helens

One Sunday morning in May 1980, Mount St Helens erupted, causing a massive landslide, devastating a vast area of forest and killing 57 people. The volcano continued erupting intermittently…

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Snoqualmie Falls

About an hour's drive into the Cascades Mountains east of Seattle is the resort of Snoqualmie Falls, where the Salish Lodge and Spa is famous for having been the setting for many…

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The Gorge Amphitheater

High on the cliffs above the Columbia River, the Gorge is one of the best music venues in the country. A 25,000 seater stage sits along a natural ravine and crowds are privy to…

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