Washington State Scenic and Recreational Highways
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Maintained by WSDOT
FormedApril 27, 1967 (1967-04-27)[1]
NotesDefined by RCW 47.39
Highway names
InterstatesInterstate nn (I-nn)
US HighwaysU.S. Route nn (US nn)
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The Washington State Scenic and Recreational Highways program is a system of scenic routes in the U.S. state of Washington.

History

The passage of the Scenic and Recreational Highway Act of 1967, signed into law on April 27, 1967, established Washington's state scenic and recreational highway program.[1]

State byways

List of Washington State Scenic and Recreational Highways
Name Length (mi)[2] Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Designated Description References
Cape Flattery Tribal Scenic Byway 12 19 Cape Flattery Eastern Makah reservation limits Follows Bayview Avenue and SR 112 through the Makah Indian Reservation [3]
Cascade Loop Scenic Byway 440 710 Loop in Snohomish, King, Chelan, Okanogan, Skagit, Whatcom and Island County counties Follows US 2, US 97 Alternate, US 97, SR 153, SR 20, SR 525, SR 526 and I-5 around the North Cascades [4]
Cascade Valleys Scenic Byway 28 45 SR 522 in Woodinville I-90 in North Bend 1993 Follows SR 202 along the Sammamish and Snoqualmie rivers
Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway 21 34 I-5 in Burlington I-5 in Bellingham 1993 Follows SR 11 through the Chuckanut Mountains [5]
Columbia River Gorge Scenic Byway 80 130 Eastern Washougal city limits US 97 in Maryhill April 27, 1967 Follows SR 14 through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area [1][6]
Cranberry Coast Scenic Byway 48 77 US 101 in Raymond US 101 in Aberdeen April 27, 1967 Follows SR 105 along Willapa Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and Grays Harbor [1]
Hidden Coast Scenic Byway 41 66 US 101 in Hoquiam Cuitan Street in Taholah April 27, 1967 Follows SR 109 along [1][7]
Lewis and Clark Trail Scenic Byway 572 921 Leadbetter Point State Park (north branch)
Cape Disappointment State Park (south branch)
US-12 at Idaho state line in Clarkston Follows SR 103, SR 100, US 101, SR 401, SR 4, SR 432, I-5, SR 14, I-82, US 395, I-182, US 12 and SR 124 along the Columbia and Snake rivers [8]
Mount Baker Scenic Byway 58 93 I-5 in Bellingham Artist Point, Mt. Baker Ski Area April 27, 1967 Follows SR 542 toward Mount Baker [1][9]
North Cascades Scenic Byway 140 230 SR 9 in Sedro-Woolley SR 153 in Twisp Follows SR 20 through North Cascades National Park [10]
North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway 27 43 SR 20 in Tiger BC 6 at Canada–US border Follows SR 31 in Pend Oreille County; also designated as part of the International Selkirk Loop [11]
Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway 83 134 SR 153 in Pateros BC 97 at Canada–US border Follows US 97 along the Okanogan River [12]
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway 350 560 US 101 at Oregon state line near Megler I-5 in Olympia Follows US 101 around the Olympic Peninsula [13]
Palouse Scenic Byway 208 335 AdamsWhitman county line Idaho state line April 17, 2003 Follows SR 26, SR 27, SR 194, US 195, SR 271, SR 272 and SR 278 in Whitman County [14][15][16]
San Juan Islands Scenic Byway 120 190[a] Sidney, British Columbia SR 20 near Anacortes April 29, 2009 Follows SR 20 Spur (San Juan Islands Ferry) through the San Juan Islands [17]
Sherman Pass Scenic Byway 35 56 SR 21 in Republic US 395 in Kettle Falls Follows SR 20 through Sherman Pass [18]
Spirit Lake Memorial Highway 52 84 I-5 in Castle Rock Johnston Ridge Observatory Follows SR 504 towards Mount St. Helens; also designated as a National Forest Scenic Byway
Swiftwater Corridor Scenic Byway 42 68 Wenatchee National Forest boundary I-90 in Ellensburg Follows SR 10, US 97, SR 903 and SR 970 in Kittitas County
Whidbey Scenic Isle Way 54 87 Clinton ferry terminal Deception Pass Follows SR 525 and SR 20 on Whidbey Island [19]
White Pass Scenic Byway 119 192 I-5 near Napavine SR 410 in Naches Follows US 12 through White Pass; also designated as a National Forest Scenic Byway [20]
Yakima Scenic Byway 76 122 SR 14 in Maryhill I-82/US 12 in Union Gap Follows US 97 through the Yakama Indian Reservation
Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway 18 29 I-82 in Selah I-82 in Ellensburg Follows SR 821 through the Yakima River Canyon [21]

Agricultural scenic corridors

Name Length (mi) Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Designated Description References
Skagit Valley Agricultural Scenic Corridor 18 29 Starbird Road near Conway Bow Hill Road near Bow March 10, 2010 Follows I-5 through the Skagit Valley [22]

Former byways


Notes

  1. ^ The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway includes a 30-mile (48 km) ferry route operated by Washington State Ferries between the islands.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Washington State Legislature (April 27, 1967). "Chapter 85: Scenic and Recreational Highway System". In Kramer, A. Ludlow (ed.). 1967 Session Laws of the State of Washington Extraordinary Session, Fortieth Legislature (PDF). Session Laws of the State of Washington (1967 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. pp. 1772–1781. OCLC 42336168. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Washington State's Scenic Byways & Road Trips" (PDF). Washington State Department of Commerce, Washington State Tourism, Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Cape Flattery Tribal Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "Cascade Loop Scenic Byways". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Columbia River Gorge Scenic Byway and Area". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "Hidden Coast Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Lewis and Clark Trail Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Mt Baker Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "North Cascades Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  13. ^ "Pacific Coast Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "Palouse Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  15. ^ Washington State Legislature (April 17, 2003). "Chapter 55: Scenic and Recreational Highway System" (PDF). 2003 Session Laws of the State of Washington (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help). Session Laws of the State of Washington (2003 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. OCLC 42336168. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  16. ^ Washington State Legislature (April 20, 2011). "Chapter 123: Scenic and Recreational Highway System" (PDF). 2011 Session Laws of the State of Washington (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help). Session Laws of the State of Washington (2011 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. OCLC 42336168. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  17. ^ Washington State Legislature (April 29, 2009). "Chapter 277: Scenic and Recreational Highway System—Additions" (PDF). 2009 Session Laws of the State of Washington (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help). Session Laws of the State of Washington (2009 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. OCLC 42336168. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  18. ^ "Sherman Pass Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  19. ^ "Whidbey Scenic Isle Way". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  20. ^ "White Pass Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  21. ^ "Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway". Scenic Byways Program. Washington State Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  22. ^ Washington State Legislature (March 10, 2010). "Chapter 14: Scenic and Recreational Highway System—Agricultural Scenic Corridor" (PDF). 2010 Session Laws of the State of Washington (PDF)|format= requires |url= (help). Session Laws of the State of Washington (2010 ed.). Olympia, Washington: Washington State Legislature. OCLC 42336168. Retrieved October 16, 2014.

External links

  • WSDOT: Scenic Highways Program