A trip up Mt. Constitution, which towers above the enchanting San Juan Islands, is the top destination on Orcas Island. Quite literally.
At over 2,400 feet above sea level, Mt. Constitution is the highest spot in this Salish Sea archipelago. Whether you drive to the summit, as most do, or hike or bicycle up, the panorama is sweeping. From rugged mountains in B.C., Canada, south to Washington’s Mt. Rainier, mountains lie beyond islands floating in the sea below.
Climb the 1930s-vintage stone observation tower for the highest view. On the drive down, stop at the switchback viewpoint