Is the North Cascade Loop Open?

The Cascade Loop and Washington State is open for business and recreation but please be advised of the latest masking requirements as noted above.

Is there snow on the Cascade Mountains?

Snow Forecast for Cascade Mountain There is no snow currently in the forecast for Cascade Mountain.

What is the weather like in the Cascade Mountains?

The climate east of the Cascades is markedly different, a continental climate of cold, snowy winters and warm, dry summers. The continental climate extends into British Columbia, where successive mountain ranges also catch winter storms and snowfall is frequent and heavy, but summers generally are warm and dry.

How long does it take to drive the Cascade Loop?

two to four days
Though it can be done in as little as a day or stretched out as long as a few weeks, the average trip on this—one of the nation’s most scenic highways—takes two to four days. Cascade Loop had been on my radar for some time when I cleared my calendar and set off on a five-day vacation.

Can you drive through North Cascades National Park?

The main road that cuts through North Cascades NP is called Highway 20 or North Cascades Highway. Running 57 miles within the park boundary, it features some of the best views in the Pacific Northwest. Constructed in 1972, the beginning of the journey travels parallel with the Skagit River.

How much snow is in Cascades Oregon?


Last Updated 2022-04-10
Observed Snowpack 64″
Percent of Normal 73%
Snow Water Equivalent 33%
Elevation 5,100ft

What’s the snow level in Washington State?

Snow level near 6500 feet. Afternoon pass temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Are there grizzly bears in North Cascades National Park?

Grizzly bears are very rare residents in North Cascades. North Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, and Ross Lake National Recreation Area encompass some of the wildest areas in the contiguous United States. The rugged mountains provide wonderful habitat for black and grizzly bears.

What is the snow elevation in Oregon?

Snow level 6000 feet increasing to 6500 feet after midnight. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Where does the Cascade Loop Start?

Everett, Washington
Where does the Cascade Loop begin? The Cascade Loop officially begins when you turn onto Highway 2 from Interstate 5 in Everett, Washington, about 30 miles north of Seattle.

Are there wolves in North Cascades?

Among the rare animals living in the North Cascades Mountains is one that may surprise you – the wolf. North Cascades National Park and its neighboring public lands in Washington and British Columbia are an impressive expanse of wild country.