Visitors to Seattle can easily lose themselves in the city’s unique culture and sights for days on end. But beyond the city awaits scenic and mysterious paths that beckon the city’s urban folk each weekend. On your next vacation, let your RV rental in Seattle
take you throughout the region on some of these stunning drives.
Cascade Valleys Heritage Corridor
Scenery abounds along this 28-mile drive that follows the Snoqualmie River between Puget Sound and Snoqualmie Pass. Situated between Woodinville and North Bend, the drive follows the path that Native American tribes once took to visit Seattle and the Puget Sound area.
In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the drive takes you and your RV rental in Washington
past numerous areas of interest, including the wineries in Woodinville, Marymoor Park and Lake Sammamish in Redmond, as well as the historic railroad town of Snoqualmie. Along the way you’ll enjoy spectacular views, including the wondrous and famous Snoqualmie Falls, as well as the Cascade Mountains and Mount Si lie.
You get a world-class view of the Snoqualmie Falls from this scenic byway.
Chinook Scenic Byway
About 40 miles southeast of the city, the Chinook Scenic Byway begins in the city of Enumclaw and makes for an easy getaway when you visit Seattle. The drive meanders along glacially fed streams and rivers that flow through wide valleys filled with colorful blooms during the spring and summer, as well as past the rugged woods of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Wenatchee National Forests.
To add the grandeur, the majestic Mt. Rainier can be viewed for nearly the entirety of the drive, often reflected in bodies of water along the way. Be sure to save some energy to take a hike through old-growth forest along the way or ride a ski lift to the top of Crystal Mountain along the 85-mile drive.
Views of Mt. Rainier keep you company along the Chinook Scenic Byway.
Mountain Loop Scenic Byway
Situated northeast of the city, the Mountain Loop Scenic Byway is short, 27-mile drive through the beautiful Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and is one of the closest day trips available when you visit Seattle. If you want to take a quick jaunt away from the urban jungle, of the city, this is the trip to take in your RV rental.
With terrain that varies between rugged mountains and lush, green forests, the drive is one of the most popular in the region. Along the way, you can enjoy three wilderness areas filled with hundreds of bike trails and hiking paths. You can even stop to visit the ghost town of Monte Cristo, where you can uncover the history of mining through abandoned hotels and mining structures.
Take some to stop and smell the evergreens along the Mountain Loop Scenic Byway.
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Stevens Pass Greenway
Beginning in the town of Everett, the Stevens Pass Greenway runs through the Cascade Mountains and traverses some of the most striking mountain vistas in the United States. Wildlife abounds in the form of bald eagles, moose, salmon and others. Year-round recreation beckons via hiking trails, bike paths, ski resorts and waterfalls. In addition, several historic markers beckon along the way, including the abandoned Great North Railroad. At nearly 90 miles, this drive is a good day’s adventure, but made more comfortable in an RV rental.
There’s wildlife aplenty along the Stevens Pass Greenway in Washington, so be aware as you drive!
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