Sherman Pass is one of the lesser-known byways, but also one of the most rewarding. At 5,575 feet, it’s the highest maintained pass in the state, boasting stunning panoramic views of pristine wilderness. Don’t be fooled by this northeast Washington byway’s short length— it’s long on natural beauty and fascinating history.
Here, natural beauty abounds and you have permission to slow down and go at your own pace. The Thurston Bountiful Byway holds hidden treasures along its 60-mile route, including many natural wonders and even an old railroad reclaimed for hiking and biking. Escape the crowds, rejuvenate, and get inspired in nature!
Known as the gateway to recreation in the South Cascades, the route winds through the forests of Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Goat Rocks Wilderness, Mt. Rainier National Park, and the White Pass Ski Area, before ascending to the basalt rock landscape east of the Mountains.