Washington Pass Overlook Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Washington Pass Overlook Trail is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mazama, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.2 miles
68 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking




wild flowers


Directions from Early Winters: Drive Highway 20 west 5.0 miles to Klipchuck Campground. The trail begins between sites 7 and 8 and is signed.

scenic driving
5 days ago

Do not miss this overlook!

19 days ago

A must stop 'overlook'. We were the only ones around on a Monday night so that helped.

5 months ago

Not much of a walk, let alone a hike, yet the view is definitely worth stopping for, and with the car park within a few minutes' walk, there really is no excuse not to.

10 months ago

This is one of my favorite overlooks. It is stunning and absolutely worth the short, easy walk to get there.

10 months ago

It’s a beautiful stop if you are traveling on highway 20. My wife and I are so glad we stoped to take a look. The views are amazing. Very well maintained walkways to the lookout points so no reason to not go out to them

scenic driving
Sunday, August 21, 2016

I ♡♡♡ this place! Takes my breath away everytime! I wish I lived there! :) PNW makes me proud to be a Washingtionian! Great for all skill levels. Amazing views. Picnic areas, clean bathrooms, pet friendly on leash, big parking lot! You MUST stop here at some point, you will not be disappointed!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Beautiful View for little effort, paved paths, more like a walk in the woods, was there early so we were alone, not sure how busy it gets, but not much in North cascades ever seemed too busy, worth the 1/2 hour if you have the time!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Short paved fully accessible trail to a stunning view of Liberty Bell Mountain, Early Winters Spires and Kangaroo Ridge. Drive 30 miles west from Winthrop, WA on Highway 20, turn right onto 2 mile paved road to the Washington Pass Overlook parking area. As the highest point on the hwy. at 5477’ elevation, Liberty Bell Mountain is a jagged edged precipice that looms above the Washington Pass Overlook at MP 162.2, with wide-angle views 700 ft. above the highway. While there is “no fee,” a Northwest Forest Pass is required: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/passes-permits/recreation. The observation point is fully accessible and features views of the ridge uphill and the hairpin turn on Route 20 far below. A loop trail continues down along the rocky outcrops and back to the parking area. Since we were here, they have improved the safety of the area by adding protective railings. Still, be cautious as the cliffs are straight drop-offs. Definitely worth a stop in the North Cascades.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016