White Pass Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayWashington

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  • Cowlitz River Below U.S. 12

    Mist obscures the Cowlitz River far below the White Pine Scenic Byway (US 12).

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  • Riffle Lake on White Pass Scenic Byway

    The start of autumn touches the trees surrounding the hills and mountains of Riffle Lake in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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  • Volcanic Palisades near the White Pass Scenic Byway

    Columnar volcanic rock formations, known as “palisades,” are bathed in sunlight, seen from the Palisades Viewpoint along the White Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Fall color along the Tieton River

    The sparkling Tieton River flows alongside the White Pass Scenic Byway as fall colors burst onto the scene.

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  • Cross country Skiing near White Pass

    A cross-country skier glides through the alpenglow near White Pass, the setting sun reflecting in the glimmering snow.

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  • A Hiking Trail in Lowland Forest

    A family hikes along one of the several nature trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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  • Mount Rainier from the White Pass Scenic Byway

    Mount Rainier rises majestically from the ocean of trees below, awing visitors at a viewpoint.

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