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Cascade Loop sign on SR 525, Mukilteo (28959845426)
Cascade Loop sign on SR 525 in Mukilteo.

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

  • US 2 from Everett to Sunnyslope;
  • US 97 Alternate from Sunnyslope to Chelan;
  • US 97 from Chelan to Pateros;
  • SR 153 from Pateros to Twisp;
  • SR 20 from Twisp to Coupeville;
  • SR 525 from Coupeville to Mukilteo;
  • SR 526 from Mukilteo to Everett; and
  • I-5 in Everett


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. Additional charging stations belonging to city governments, businesses and homeowners were added to the byway's list of electric charging stations in 2017.


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