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Spirit Lake Memorial Highway

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Address: Castle Rock, WA
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A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St. Helens...

A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St. Helens blast area.

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A highlight of our trip

This is a beautiful drive on a very good highway. Lots of stop off points for pictures or relaxation. Views of the river are breathtaking. You won't regret taking this road... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful drive on a very good highway. Lots of stop off points for pictures or relaxation. Views of the river are breathtaking. You won't regret taking this road trip.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We travelled along the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway on a day in late fall. The scenery was fantastic. We really enjoyed it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway (highway 504) that goes from Interstate-5 to the Johnson Ridge Visitor Center is a beautiful drive. It is a wide road with lots of bends, turns and some pull outs. The road has many large bridges as well, including the Hoffstadt Bridge. The Hoffstadt Bridge is the longest and tallest of fourteen bridges on the... More 

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Thank M J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

As we left the interstate, we wondered how the road would be to Johnston Ridge Visitor's Center and was excited to find this road wide, level (bridges used to cross ravines), great views of Mt St Helens, many turnouts and am easy road that goes up 4,000 feet. Overall, about an hour drive from I5 to terminus at the Johnston... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Looking for a daytrip from the Portland or Seattle area and this is it.....great drive with scenic views/vistas. Wildlife, forestry.....omg, it is awesome. I took my Corvette on this drive and it was nothing short of fantastic! JUNE '15

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a beautiful drive. It can be slow so take your time. We were surprised at the number of bicyclists pedaling up to Johnston Ridge. Watch out for them. There are a number of blind curves. There were a also the usual drivers who want to treat this as a speedway. ignore them and pull over when you come... More 

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We drove up this highway on a warm clear day on the mountain for a change! Great views and great places to stop and look around. The only way to the Johnston Ridge Observatory.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were on our way to Johnson observatory and found this highway to be extremely scenic and enjoyable to traverse.

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I'm not sure why this is listed as an attraction, it's just a winding road leading to the Johnston observatory and the volcano. Nothing f interest to see from the road and not that pretty of a drive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A beautiful and lush drive up to the Mt St. Helens Information Centre. There are some great turn off look outs for photos of the valley and the volcano.

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