North Bend to Ellensburg via Snoqualmie Pass is a 80.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cle Elum, WA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
This section of I90 is particularly scenic. Be sure to check the online webcams before you go to evaluate weather and traffic conditions: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/snoqualmie/default.aspx
This is a beautiful drive any time of the year. If you go over in the winter, be sure to carry chains. The need (and requirement) can arise very quickly.
This is a beautiful drive and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you can expect heavy traffic. There are often lane closures and sometimes road closures over the pass due to construction and/or weather.
Just past exit 80 (Roslyn)traveling east, there is a family of eagles nesting at the top of a telephone pole to the right of the freeway. In the late spring you can sometimes see the parents bringing food to the hatchlings.