Cascade Loop Scenic Byway

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Cascade Loop sign on SR 525 in Mukilteo.

The Cascade Loop Scenic Byway is a 440-mile-long (710 km) National Scenic Byway and Washington State Scenic and Recreational Highway encircling the North Cascades in the U.S. state of Washington. It follows eight different numbered highways:[1][2]


From 2012 to 2015, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Plug-In North Central Washington built 32 charging stations at popular destinations along the Cascade Loop, spaced 25 to 50 miles (40 to 80 km) apart, to serve electric vehicles.[3][4] Additional charging stations belonging to city governments, businesses and homeowners were added to the byway's list of electric charging stations in 2017.[5][6]

The Cascade Loop was designated as a National Scenic Byway on January 19, 2021.[7]


  1. ^ "Cascade Loop Scenic Byways". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Washington State's Scenic Byways & Road Trips" (PDF). Washington State Department of Commerce, Washington State Tourism, Washington State Department of Transportation. 2011. pp. 42–45. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Washington's 440 mile Cascade Scenic Loop is EV-ready" (Press release). Washington State Department of Transportation. June 16, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Pitts, Annette, ed. (2014). The Cascade Loop Scenic Highway 2014-2015 Guidebook. Cascade Loop Association. p. 41. Archived from the original on June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Kelly (July 18, 2017). "Filling an electric byway". Monroe Monitor. Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Eric (July 25, 2017). "Circuit of electric car charging stations completed on scenic byway". KING 5 News. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  7. ^ Cauvel, Kimberly (February 19, 2021). "Cascade Loop gets National Scenic Byway designation". Skagit Valley Herald. Retrieved March 19, 2021.

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