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Snoqualmie Pass, elevation 3,022 feet, on I-90, is the lowest and most heavily traveled east-west highway crossing in Washington state. It is one of four Washington east-west highways with mountain passes open year-round. The other passes are are Stevens Pass, US Highway 2 and White Pass, US Highway 12.
Snoqualmie Pass offers easy access to a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. The pass is crossed by the popular Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from British Columbia, Canada to Mexico. Other trailheads abound at the Pass or along its approaches. Several ski areas populate the pass, with shuttle buses between ski areas. The winter visitor will find numerous condos and vacation rentals available for lodging as well as the popular ski resorts.
These numerous trailheads, ski slopes and the easy year-around access from Seattle and its suburbs makes the Snoqualmie Pass area a popular summer and winter recreational site for residents of Western Washington and the Puget Sound.
Snoqualmie Pass View Camera
Department of Transportation site featuring live video feeds from five Snoqualmie Pass cameras updated every 90 seconds to 12 minutes depending upon the view selected. Also, links to road conditions report on each of the Washington mountain passes.
Mountains to Sound Greenway
A Scenic Byways site describing the I-90 corridor between the Cascade Mountains crest on the east and Alki Point on the west. Rich in content and descriptions of historical, recreational and scenic points of interest.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass by Martin Volken. Just an hour east of Seattle, Washington, Snoqualmie Pass provides easy access to rugged glaciated mountains with deep snow and terrain for anyone with strong intermediate to expert skiing skills. Swiss mountain guide, ski mountaineer, and author Martin Volken supplies information on twenty-eight single-day and multiday excursions. Order now...
Snowshoe Routes Washington, 3rd Edition (Mountaineers Books) by Can Nelson. This guide features 100 routes categorized in nine sections, and information on camping options, parking, dog-friendly routes and avalanche risk. Color photographs and at-a-glance icons are also included. Order now...
55 Hikes Around Snoqualmie Pass: Mountains to Sound Greenway, 2nd Edition by Harvey Manning and Ira Spring. This book highlights destinations for hikers who want to enjoy and preserve this important natural area between Seattle and Ellensburg. From easy afternoon strolls to challenging trails through the Cascades, each hike is described completely. Order now...
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region by Dan Nelson and Alan L. Bauer. The Mountaineers Books introduces its new Day Hiking guidebook series, written by Northwest residents with impressive hiking resumes. These guides provide accurate information in attractive, high-quality packaging and are infused with the environmental ethic that distinguishes The Mountaineers Books from other outdoor publishers. Order now...
to Trails Northwest Washington: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
by Ira Spring and Washington Trails Association. Mountaineer Books. Order now...
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