To our east the Cascade Range extend over 700 miles from northern California through Oregon and Washington and end in southern British Columbia. The Cascade Mountains are best known for their snow covereed active volcanoes, which rise periodically along the length of the mountain range but there are many inactive volcanic mountains in the range as well, mostly in the North Cascades of Washington. The United States Geological Survey provides information on all of the Volcanic Peaks in the United States. There are over 330 peaks in the Cascade Mountain Range.
Just as Mount Fuji stands prominently over Tokyo's skyline, Mount Rainier is an iconic backdrop to Seattle's scenic skyline and the highest peak in the Cascade Range. Located 50 miles from Seattle, it rises 14,410 feet from Mount Rainier National Park. A still active volcano, categorized as Between Eruptions" Mount Rainier can be seen from as far away as Portland and Vancouver when The Mountain Is Out.
Natural scenic beauty abounds in the area; east - northeast from Whidbey Island you will find Mount Baker towering over the northwest corner of the state. Easily visible from Whidbey Island, Mount Baker is another of the Cascade Range's volcanic peaks. Located in the midst of the Mount Baker / Snoqualime National Forest and the North Cascade National Park, the 140 mile North Cascade Scenic Byway provides many great views of the mountain. (Highway 20 Photo Tour)