Welcome to the heart of volcano country. Expansive scenic vistas, limitless outdoor adventure, and three of the Cascade’s most splendid mountain peaks. Meet Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams – a trio of the nations’ most magnificent treasures cloaked in beauty and etched in history. The White Pass Scenic Byway encompasses them all. Come explore the byway and get acquainted with these majestic giants amongst Washington’s most popular getaway attractions.
To the north, visit Mount Rainier, the highest point in Washington State. To the south, the jagged crater of Mount St. Helens reminds visitors of its massive explosion in 1980. Further east, the graceful cone of snow covered Mount Adams watches over the arid steppe country of Eastern Washington. With near limitless recreation possibilities and mind-blowing beauty, this is an experience of a lifetime.
Once near-perfect cone-shaped mountains all three, today each one has experienced eruptions leaving them with reminders of nature’s powerful forces. Watch for these snow capped mountains as you tour the byway, or better yet, get up close and stand at the base of these mountains and get to know their unique personalities.