- 120 miles (193 km)
- Allow about 3-6 hours to fully enjoy this byway.
This byway offers striking views along its entire length. Passing through the Gifford Pinchot and Wenatchee National Forests, White Pass Scenic Byway winds through the deep greens of mixed coniferous forests and the eye-catching colors of meadows ablaze with wildflowers. Shining lakes, rumbling rivers, and cascading waterfalls accompany travelers for almost the entire trip. The surrounding landscape can be seen on the trip or at various turnouts and overlooks. These allow visitors to catch their breath and take a good look at the striking wilderness through which they pass.
The byway begins in Mary's Corner and continues for about 110 miles to Naches. Along the way, the byway passes its namesake, 4,500 foot White Pass. At this point, the Pacific Crest National Trail can be accessed for a bit of hiking. The byway also offers excellent fishing and boating in the numerous lakes along its path. Looming nearby is Mt. Rainier. The byway passes closely to the southern most tip of Mt. Rainier National Park and gives travelers a glimpse of the beautiful dormant volcano and its fantastic surroundings.