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Map of Washington's Cascades

The town and road map of Washington's Cascades will help you locate cities, towns, attractions and points of interest.

South Cascades Visitor Information

Cities and Towns of the South Cascades
Crystal Mountain
Trout Lake

Nisqually Valley
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North Cascades
Central Cascades
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Mountain Passes
Chinook Pass
White Pass

Mountain Pass Road Reports

National Forests
Gifford Pinchot

National Parks
Mount Rainier
Mount. St. Helens

National Wilderness Areas
Glacier View
Goat Rocks
Indian Heaven
Norse Peak
Trapper Creek
William Douglas

Scenic Drives
Stephen Mather Memorial Parkway

Ski Areas
Crystal Mountain
Mt Tahoma
White Pass

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Washington's Cascade Mountains
The South Cascades

The South Cascades' three snow-capped volcanoes - Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams - rise dramatically above their lesser neighbors in the Cascade Range as the outstanding featured attractions in this widely popular recreational area of South Central Washington.

Mount Rainier National Park is the star attraction and plays host to millions of visitors each year including thousands of climbers who successfully reach Mount Rainier's summit at an elevation of 14,410 feet. The park offers magnificent alpine views, hundreds of hikes, deep forests, beautiful nature walks, attractive campgrounds, and, for the hardy, challenging climbs.

Mount St. Helens, long a favorite of climbers for its easy access and familiar routes, erupted in May 1980 and blew off 1,300 feet of its summit. The eruption caused significant loss of life and major property damage and now the mountain and its immediate vicinity has been designated as the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Visitor Centers offer fascinating studies of volcanic activity for students of all ages.

Mount Adams, in the southwestern corner of the area, rises to an elevation of 12,276 feet and is the centerpiece of the Mount Adams Wilderness. Mount Adams is a popular climb and the mountain plays host to thousands of visitors annually who come to hike and climb on its snow-covered slopes or hike, backpack, picnic and camp among the forested mountains and valleys skirting its lower elevations.

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