North Bend to Ellensburg via Snoqualmie Pass

EASY 2 reviews

North Bend to Ellensburg via Snoqualmie Pass is a 80.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
80.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4678 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

scenic driving

views

This section of I90 is particularly scenic. Be sure to check the online webcams before you go to evaluate weather and traffic conditions.

scenic driving
Thursday, May 09, 2013

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.

scenic driving
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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.