The Cascade Loop is Washington’s ultimate road trip! Starting at the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and then head east along Highway 2 to discover the Skykomish-Snohomish River Valley’s pastoral farmlands and abundant opportunities for rafting, fishing and other water sports.
Historic downtown Snohomish offers a uniquely vintage vibe with antiques and collectibles, and boutique shopping as its calling card. As you near the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, you’ll follow the Skykomish River up through the historic mining and logging towns of Sultan, Startup and Gold Bar; each rich in history, local charm and outdoor adventure from hiking to spectacular waterfalls, rock climbing on vertical granite cliffs or taking your 4x4 to the all-terrain vehicle course in Reiter Foothills. Fishing, non-motorized boating and riding the whitewater rapids with your outfitter and guide make this part of the loop your outdoor adventure headquarters.
As the Cascade Loop wends its way along, you’ll find yourself back in Mukilteo from the ferry trip across Puget Sound. Known for its inviting waterfront setting, the shops and restaurants beacon you. Before you end your travels, the region’s most popular attractions include the Boeing Future of Flight, and viewing vintage military aircraft and combat armor at the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum, Historic Flight Foundation and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center and Reserve Collection.