Mount Constitution Road

Mount Constitution Road, the highest point in the San Juan Islands

Mount Constitution is a mountain peak at an elevation of 735m (2,411ft) above the sea level, located on Orcas Island, in San Juan County, in the northwestern corner of Washington state, USA.

The road to the summit is paved. It’s called Mount Constitution Road. Along the road you’ll deal with a few bridges and 7 hairpin turns. Atop the 2,409-foot-high Mt. Constitution there stands a stone observation tower, known as Ellsworth Storey's Tower, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower features a commanding 360° views and offers panoramic views of surrounding San Juan Islands, Bellingham, the Cascade Mountains, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Anacortes, and Port Townsend, and a variety of Canadian and American cities. The summit is the highest point in the San Juan Islands. There are no snack bars, restaurants, or any other services at the summit so prepare accordingly.

Located within the Moran State Park, the road to the summit is open annually (although for safety reasons it is closed during heavy snowfall). Starting from Olga Road, the ascent is 7.56km (4.7 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 583 meters. The average percentage is 7.71%.
Pic: Eliab Roman

 

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