The Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains feature impressive scenery with mountains, waterfalls, forest, meadows, and white-water rivers. This memorable day trip from Seattle crosses over 3 mountain passes, with a waterfall stop on Snoqualmie Pass and a waterfall stop and trail walk on Stevens Pass. If you love the trails, we will add in an additional trail walk and limit the time in Leavenworth. It's your tour, we'll do it YOUR way!
After pickup from your accommodation in Seattle in our company SUV, you'll almost immediately be in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Begin with Snoqualmie Falls, then make your way over to Leavenworth for lunch. This drive is beautiful with the evergreen trees of Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and Madrona, and deciduous Big Leaf Maple along with Red Alder.You'll travel past farms and old mining towns and learn the history of our local Native people and settlers as the railroad was brought west.
On Stevens Pass, you'll drive along the Wenatchee and Skykomish Rivers, and see two different waterfalls, Bridal Veil Falls and Deception Falls. Keep an eye out for the legendary Sasquatch, aka Bigfoot, on the West side of Stevens Pass!
You'll also see Snoqualmie Falls, a 268' waterfall on the Snoqualmie River, and walk the Deception Falls trail. This trail is fantastic with the water roaring down the falls, then slowing in clear pools surrounded by rocks and trees.