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; loved 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. The resort of Snoqualmie Falls is 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; apart from marvelling at the once active volcano, there are numerous viewpoints and trails to enjoy.

Mount Rainier National Park

One of the oldest national parks in the United States, Mount Rainier National Park was founded in 1899 to preserve the lofty volcano, Mount Rainier, known to the Native Americans as Tahoma.


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Mount St. Helens

One Sunday morning in May 1980, Mount St Helens, one of the snow-covered peaks of the Cascades Mountains, erupted, causing a massive landslide, devastating a vast area of forest and killing…

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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 scenes from the hugely…

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The Gorge Amphitheater

High on the cliffs above the Colombia River, The Gorge is one of the best music venues in the country. A natural ravine coalesces at a cliff edge where a large stage hosts the biggest acts on tour…

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