Mountains to Sound Greenway - I-90

National Scenic BywayWashington

All Photos (48)

  • Scenic White Flowers Above I-90

    The Mountains to Sound Greenway curves around a forested mountainside in Snoqualmie Pass. White flowers fill a field in the foreground below a brilliant blue sky.

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  • View from Seattle's Space Needle

    This view of Seattle from Space Needle takes in the harbor and city coastline.

  • Misty View of Snoqualmie Falls

    The mists of Snoqualmie Falls obscure the dark and wet rocks of the river canyon.

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  • Sunlight on the Walkway

    Sunshine lights up the riverside walkway near a power plant on the way back from Snoqualmie Falls' lower viewpoint area. Golden leaves lay scattered on the railings and path, and lush green ferns and moss cover hillside, trees and rocks.

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  • Autumn Leaves on a Walkway

    Golden leaves lie scattered on the damp wooden riverside walkway on the way to the lower viewpoint of Snoqualmie Falls.

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  • A Couple on the Walkway

    A couple returns on the riverside walkway at Snoqualmie Falls.

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  • Snoqualmie Falls from Lower Viewpoint

    A steep, mile-long hike rewards the traveler with a view of Snoqualmie Falls from the riverside.

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  • Shadows on a Cougar Mountain Trail

    Shadows appear as steps on a trail, calling you forward and begging your curiosity. You wonder, what lies beyond the hill?

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  • A View of Snoqualmie Point View Park

    A winding path leads up to the covered overlook stations at Snoqualmie Point View Park in Washington.

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  • Avalanche Lilies on Mt. Baker

    Avalanche lilies stand out against a backdrop of green undergrowth.

  • Purple Lupine

    A patch of purple lupine is only a taste of the gorgeous flora in the area.

  • Lilypads on a Tiny Pond

    A tiny pond sits amongst a scenic wooded area.

  • Autumn Color on Austin Pass

    Brilliant shades of red light up Austin Pass on Mount Baker.

  • Autumn Color on Austin Pass

    Austin Pass is vibrant with color in early fall.

  • Picture Lake

    Picture Lake at the Mt. Baker Ski Area is highlighted with fall color.

  • Picture Lake at Mt. Baker Ski Area

    The beautiful fall color on Mt. Baker entices Byway travelers to stop and appreciate nature.

  • Creek from Baker Lake

    A small creek flows near the south end of the Baker Lake Trail.

  • The Baker River

    The Baker River winds though lush pine and cedar forests.

  • A Bald Eagle

    A bald eagle rests on a tree branch just near Mt. Vernon.

  • A Bald Eagle in Flight

    A bald eagle soars above the trees in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Falls National Forest.

  • First Snow at Mt. Baker

    The first snow of the season is captured from Park Butte Lookout Trail in September.

  • Northern Lights Above Mt. Baker

    A magical view of the northern lights is captured at Baker Lake.

  • Northern Lights Above Mt. Baker

    A magical view of the northern lights is captured at Baker Lake.

  • Northern Lights Above Mt. Baker

    A magical view of the northern lights is captured at Baker Lake.

  • Park Creek

    Park Creek runs through the Park Creek Campground in Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie Falls National Forest.

  • Sunrise at the Skagit River

    The sunrise projects intense oranges and purples across the sky at the Skagit River in Lyman.

  • Sun Rays Near Anderson Point Hiker Camp

    Suns rays are filtered by the trees at the east bank of Baker Lake.

  • Turning Vine Maple on Mt. Baker

    Colorful Vine Maple provides washes of unexpected color on Mt. Baker in fall.

  • Vine Maple in Fall

    Red Vine Maple contrast against a cedar background in the foliage near Friday Creek.

  • Waterfall near Illabot Creek Road

    A waterfall cascades near Illabot Creek Road.

  • Green Fields and Mountains

    The byway travels through green mountains until it reaches the sound.

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  • Boulder Creek

    A small creek near Boulder Campground is surrounded by lush vegetation and smooth stones.

  • A Majestic Bald Eagle

    A glimpse of a bald eagle is a treat for visitors.

  • A View of Mount Rainier

    Clouds drift near the high rocky peaks of Mount Rainier.

  • Rocky Creek

    White water flows through the green crags and crevices of Rocky Creek.

  • Sunrise over the Skagit River

    A gorgeous sunrise over the Skagit River is captured between Lyman and Hamilton.

  • Baker Lake

    Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Falls National Forest can be viewed from trails on Mt. Baker.

  • Mt. Baker Surrounded by Clouds

    This view of Mt. Baker shows the snow level in the foothills and some very low clouds.

  • Watching the Ferries in the Sound

    Two onlookers watch the ferries in the Sound from Waterfront Park in Seattle on a bright day in September.

  • Sunset over a Vancouver Beach

    The sun sets over the bay, casting an orange backdrop to shadowed trees and water.

  • Autumn at Snoqualmie Falls

    Autumn yellows touch trees and plants clinging to the rocks around the white waters of Snoqualmie Falls.

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  • View from Snoqualmie Point Park Overlook

    The wooden beams of the overlook station in Snoqualmie Point View Park frame a dramatic view of open sky and majestic mountains along Washington's Mountains to Sound Greenway.

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  • Snoqualmie Point View Park Visitors

    Visitors gaze at the spectacular Washington view from the Snoqualmie Point View Park along the Mountains to Sound Greenway.

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  • Trail Steps

    Bathed in a soft light, steps lead off into the distance, surrounded by the leaves and brush of the Washington Wilderness.

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  • Trees on Cougar Mountain

    Sunlight reflects on tall, thin trees in a forest on Cougar Mountain. Shadows run across the trail and you feel the quiet peace of the wilderness.

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  • Hiker on Mount Si

    A hiker pauses to take in the view near the summit of Mount Si.

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  • View from Rattlesnake Ridge

    Rattlesnake Ridge looks down onto Rattlesnake Lake and the Snoqualmie River valley.

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  • Coal Creek Falls

    A serene mountain creek flows through the tranquil forest in the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

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