White Pass Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayWashington

All Photos (14)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Goat Rocks Wilderness from the White Pass Scenic Byway

    Rising out of old growth forest, a sea of deep green, the rugged peaks of the Goat Rocks watch over the serene landscape.

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  • Fishing on Leech Lake near the White Pass Scenic Byway

    A lone fisherman sits on the the peaceful and quiet Leech Lake, located near the top of the pass along the White Pass Scenic Byway.

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  • Lake Mayfield from the White Pass Scenic Byway

    Green forest surrounds Lake Mayfield, which the White Pass Scenic Byway crosses on an elevated causeway.

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  • Pacific Crest Trail Crossing the White Pass Scenic Byway

    A rustic trail marker shows passing travelers where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses the White Pass Scenic Byway, near the summit of White Pass.

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  • Sign at Riffe Lake Overlook

    This sign at the Riffe Lake Overlook on U.S. 12 (White Pass Scenic Byway) talks about the history of the area, the communities which once thrived here, and the settlers.

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  • Riffle Lake View

    Riffle Lake rests amidst the expansive forest of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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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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  • Basket Full of Huckleberries

    A basket full of huckleberries sits among freshly picked flowers.

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