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Best view on the island

The best views on the island are at the top of the outlook tower on the mountain. Everyone there... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
fizzy1991
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Pick the Right Day!

We left Rosario at about 9:00 am and drove to the top. The road is good all the way up, even... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
msjradennis
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Sequim, Washington, United States
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Mountain (2,400 feet) on Orcas Island noted for its five-mile biking trail to the top.
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"san juan islands"
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"observation tower"
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"stone tower"
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"highest point"
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"views are spectacular"
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"winding drive"
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"nice hike"
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"bald eagles"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best views on the island are at the top of the outlook tower on the mountain. Everyone there has the same reaction when they turn the corner from the short trail from the parking lot, which is “wow”! The views are incredible and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left Rosario at about 9:00 am and drove to the top. The road is good all the way up, even through the switchbacks. At the summit you are at the highest point in the San Juan Islands and the views are spectacular, fabulous views...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We visited last summer (2017). It is a pleasant drive to the top, or hiking is an option. There are a few places to pull over and take in the scenery. A great place to watch sunsets also. The tower building at the top was...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

We visited Mount Constitution over several days. It is obviously one of the most popular spots on Orcas Island for a reason. We were treated to many soaring bald eagles flying right past us at the top of Mt. Constitution. They have a neat tower...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

If you are on Orcas Island, you must take a drive up Mount Constitution. Absolutely breathtaking views over to the mainland and over Puget Sound. Depending on the day, you can see Mt.Baker, the Cascade range, Mt Rainier, and countless other things. The best view...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

The drive up to the summit of Mount Constitution (or the hike, if you have the time and legs) is well-worth the stunning views awaiting you at the top. From the base of the tower there are expansive views to the south, east, and north,...More

Thank dunadan
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Drive, hike or bike...but go to see the incredible views. It is definitely worth it! Construction was going on to remodel bathrooms when we were there taking up some of the parking.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been at this place a couple of times and it never gets old. The vie from the tower is amazing. You can see Vancouver, Bellingham, Mt. St. Hellen, Everett, Seattle and even heaven!!! Great place to visit while you are...More

1  Thank Miguel V
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

This was a must to see while staying on Orca's Island. The views are amazing. This is in Moran State Park, stop and get a parking pass for the day or a Discover Pass for the yr. After you drive up a winding road to...More

Thank mynameisD
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Had a nice hike to mount constitution at the end of July. We started about 9:30 am and only encountered 4 people on the hike. The hike starts out at a pretty steep elevation,but it is not like that the entire hike. I think since...More

Thank Lisa R
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Sara C
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Response from John_Hospitality | Reviewed this property |
From Friday Harbor you need to take the ferry to Orcas Island - apx 13 $, the inter-island I believe it's free. When you get to Orcas, you can hitchhike, yes it is legal and safe..I did it all summer
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