Stevens Pass Greenway /
National Scenic Byway

Follow the trail of the IRON GOAT

*Designated a NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY on September 2, 2005

Stevens Pass Greenway was designated a NATIONAL FOREST SCENIC BYWAY on April 14, 1992. The Greenway applied and was granted a higher highway designation as part of the America’s Byways system. The National Scenic Byway begins on State Highway 2, just east of Monroe and ends in the orchards of Peshastian near the Junction of SR 2 and SR 97.


The Stevens Pass Greenway organization facilitates education regarding scenic, recreational, natural resources, history, culture and their interpretation and promotes responsible use and preservation of the special value of this corridor.

Enjoy two National Forests

Stevens Pass Greenway runs through two National Forests in the North Cascades Mountain Range: the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Enjoy rivers, lakes, hiking, mountain-climbing, scenic outlooks, campgrounds and winter recreation.

The Scenic Byway forms the southern section of the Cascade Loop. This scenic loop drive takes you from ocean beaches to Centeral Washington orchards to the Columbia River valleys to one of the highest Cascade Mountain passes.

* Washington State DOT Stevens Pass Greenway Map (pdf)

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Stevens Pass Greenway Goals

  • Promote the understanding of the connection between natural resources open space, economic opportunity and community values.
  • Enhance public use of the corridor while respecting the interest of local communities and individual property rights.
  • Enhance the economic, environmental and cultural vitality of corridor communities.
  • Improve recreational, scenic and historical experience of U.S. Highway visitors.
    • Enhance livability.
    • Promote tourism.
    • Honor your Greenway heritage.
  • Recognize the historical, recreational and commercial importance of rail and automobile transportation along the corridor.
  • Sustain the Greenway’s character in a cooperative spirit to support working farms and forests, protect wildlife habitat and develop tourism.


Soaring peaks, crystal clear pools, rushing rapids, and old growth forest highlight the vistas fit for any eye or camera.

Hiking, river rafting and kayaking, skiing, mountain climbing and fishing are just a few of the recreational opportunities offered in the Greenway.

Farming, ranching fruit orchards and logging still provide for the economy of the Greenway communities.

With the railroad as the centerpiece for the history of the Greenway, the Iron Goat Trail and museums in many of the towns along the way make the past accessible today.

Annual festivals express the values of the communities along the route. Leavenworth offers year-round attractions revolving around local and regional artistic performances and displays.

Contact Us

 Stevens Pass Greenway
P. O. Box 131
Skykomish, WA 98288-0131

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Stevens Pass Greenway Board

President: Henry Sladek
Vice President (West): Frank Linth
Vice President (East): David Severance
Secretary / Treasurer: Lorna Goebel
William Gould
Tom Washington
Debbie Copple