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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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At 2,409 feet, Mount Constitution is the highest point in the San Juan Islands. Accessible by car or hiking trail, you can climb even higher to the top of a stone observation tower that provides panoramic views to the Cascades, including Mount Baker and Mount Rainier. Mount Constitution also overlooks the 5,252-acre Moran State Park, so from the mountain’s summit you can peer over old-growth forest, a lodgepole pine forest, lakes, and the Rosario Straight; on a clear day you can see as far as the skyline of Vancouver, B.C., as well.

The surrounding Moran State Park is a camping park with five freshwater lakes and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Summer hours for the park are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and winter hours run from 8 a.m. to dusk. A day-use pay station is located at the summit next to the public restrooms for those who choose to drive and do not have a Washington Discovery Pass.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Washington Discovery Pass

Pros

Spectacular views. Highest point in San Juan Islands.

Cons

No view with cloudy weather/fog.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

06/15/2015
Quite a view up here, the highest point in the San Juan Islands.
09/02/2014
Great destination so I stopped by again on a return trip to Orcas Island
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