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Amazing Views from the Top, Worth the Drive to See the Views to the South

A bit of a drive up a winding road, but once you are at the top there are a number of places to get... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Rod B
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Fresno, California
Well worth the drive just for the views

This is a great park for it's views of Fidalgo Island and Anacortes. Not a lot of parking and if... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Chris S
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Kingwood, Texas
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Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I loved this spot. I visited it twice during my two day stay at Mt. Erie. The amazing view of Lake Campbell,Mount Baker and the million dollar properties along the lake are worth a look from the View gallery. The approach to the mountain top...More

5  Thank YaShaK
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We drove up to the top of Mt Erie just for the views, and if that is your intent, I wouldn’t bother. Very heavily wooded windy road, with a small parking lot at the top, but unfortunately, the tall fir trees block any real view....More

2  Thank Lisa A
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

A bit of a drive up a winding road, but once you are at the top there are a number of places to get a good view. The best views are on the South side, where there is a little area with a railing and...More

Thank Rod B
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is a great park for it's views of Fidalgo Island and Anacortes. Not a lot of parking and if you really want a workout try to ride a bike up to the top! Sadly the lookout deck areas are not ADA compliant and there...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We drove up to the top of Mt Erie just for the views, and if that is your intent, I wouldn’t bother. Very heavily wooded windy road, with a small parking lot at the top, but unfortunately, the tall fir trees block any real view....More

2  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t see Mt Baker, since it was a hazy day, but views of islands were great. Porta-potty at top was worst I’ve ever seen, (& I’ve seen a lot!). Be sure & do all three viewpoints at top. Road was just fine on dry, summer...More

Thank silvercjw
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We drove to the top and walked around a little bit. A word of caution - I would be very, very careful bringing young kids here. Be sure not to go anywhere near the steep drop-offs. There is a plaque warning of this, but I...More

Thank Smotator
Reviewed July 28, 2018

It's a steep, narrow road to get to the top, but easy to navigate. There are two viewpoints with paved walkways and steps and railings, but the best view is a few steps back down the roadway. You have to scramble over rocks without a...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Been hiking the Mt Erie trails for years. Beautiful NW forest and good workout with the trails which involves light climbing.. Lots of rock climbers also come from all around to clime the rock faces. No matter what time of year it's always different up...More

1  Thank pwasson3
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This park has wonderful hiking and riding (horse and bike) trails with views of the surrounding area possible from rocky outcroppings. If you want to drive to the top of the mountain, you can skip the hiking and enjoy lovely views. Selecting the right trails...More

1  Thank Yokeko
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

My 15 yr old found this online and insisted we go. It was a bit of a winding drive up the mountain but totally worth it. Even the 15 yr old and 20yr old were awed. The views were amazing and we may go back...More

1  Thank LeylaZek
Reviewed July 2, 2018

You can park at the bottom of the hill and take some hikes or drive to the top. Drive slow due to a few pot holes and a slightly narrow winding road to the top. There isn't a lot of parking. The views are spectacular...More

1  Thank comingtoyourcity
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Kathy L
September 1, 2016|
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Response from JaneenSteele | Reviewed this property |
More specifically, if you are coming into Anacortes from the east on Hwy 20 turn left on Commercial and right on Fidalgo. Next turn left on O Ave and right on 41st.. Lastly, turn left on H Ave which becomes Heart Lake road... More
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AZ_Piper
August 1, 2015|
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Response from pat s | Reviewed this property |
The park is about a 15 to 20 min drive from town and to get to the viewing points. I'd allow at least an hour to get there and back and to have some time to enjoy the different viewing points. I have no idea how long it... More
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