Whether you’re looking for a relaxing drive through winding mountain roads, or a heart-pounding journey along the rugged coast, here are some of the best scenic drives in the state of Washington.
It takes you through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the state. Enjoy towering peaks, pristine old-growth forests, and cascading waterfalls.
This scenic byway takes you through the Cascade Mountains, following the old Milwaukee Road railway route. It's a beautiful drive any time of year.
Some highlights of the loop include the temperate rainforest of the Hoh River Valley, where you can hike among towering trees and listen to the sound of cascading waterfalls.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Palouse Falls State Park has 94 acres of hiking and birdwatching. Steptoe Butte State Park is another worthy stop for exceptional views.
Don’t forget to spend some time in East sound, the island’s main town. There are restaurants, shops, galleries, and more to explore.
A beautiful island with plenty of things to see and do. The drive is about 50 miles long and can be done in either direction.