North Bend to Ellensburg via Snoqualmie Pass is a 76 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cle Elum, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for 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.