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Address: , Castle Rock, WA
Phone Number: 360-274-5200
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Activities: Driving
Description: A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St...
A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St. Helens blast area.
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Great Road with many views.

This is very well maintained road leading to the volcano. Do watch your speed has the elevation increases and you have to make the curves.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Byron Center, Michigan
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Byron Center, Michigan
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is very well maintained road leading to the volcano. Do watch your speed has the elevation increases and you have to make the curves.

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Colorado
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The drive from Castle Rock to Mt. St. Helens is a beautiful drive - but it is very disappointing to me that the destruction from the eruption of Mt. St. Helens has been fully replaced by tree farms (all but about the last couple of miles). I have nothing against tree farms - but it certainly would have been far... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent condition of roadway and several respectable bridges that make up this highway, along with grand vista viewpoints of landscapes leading up to Mount St. Helens at Johnston Ridge Observatory. A very enjoyable drive.

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Great Falls, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great drive, the re growth was unbelievable. Slow winding road where you can see the results of the eruption. The highway and bridges are great. Make sure to spend lots of time at the observatory

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Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful mountain scenery. The 1 mile walk thru the wetlands at the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center was easy and beautiful. The Visitor Center does a great job depicting the volcano. Nice day trip.

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Medford, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great drive through beautiful and frightening scenery that reminds you at every turn of the power of nature via volcanoes! Do not forget to bring your camera, a sense of amazement, and a willingness to buckle your seat belts! From traditionally beautiful mountain to devastated landscape that looks more like another planet, you will be amazed if you pay attention.... More 

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Castle Rock, Washington
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My love for Castle Rock on Spirit Lake Highway has never disappointed me... it is the most breathtaking amazing place to live. Yes! I said LIVE! Although I am a little bit prejudiced because I live along this scenic route, I still feel obligated to tout its beauty. There are two restaurants along the way, one at 19 mile is... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Seems strange to wrote a review about a road but trip advisor suggested it. 😎 this is a really nice drive. Lots of places to stop and have look at the mountain. We saw a heard of elk crossing right in front of us.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We took this road up to see Mt. Saint Helens. It's a long, windy route, but it's gorgeous. There's so much to look at, it's impossible to get bored. And it's a breathtaking scenic drive. I loved being able to stop at the viewpoints and read more about Mt. Saint Helens. You'll notice the volcano damage and the replanting of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a beautiful safe highway to the mountain. While it is a long way up, there is much to see, Elk, deer and a variety of small critters too. You can view timber cuts that are designed to renew the forests. Enjoy the ride!

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