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Spirit Lake Memorial Highway

Castle Rock, WA
+1 360-274-5200
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Sunday Drive

We drive up the highway just to get out of the house! We can see deer, elk, and other wild... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Georgene Gaze B
Nice views

Road was in good shape, scenic drive, couple of nice places to stop along the way. . Just be... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Neenah, Wisconsin
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A broad scenic route stretching from I-5 right through the Mount St. Helens blast area.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Castle Rock, WA
+1 360-274-5200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drive up the highway just to get out of the house! We can see deer, elk, and other wild critters. The drive is beautiful and you have to stop to see the span over the river! It is gorgeous! It's a nice relaxing drive!

Thank Georgene Gaze B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Road was in good shape, scenic drive, couple of nice places to stop along the way. . Just be warned, it is a 50 mile drive on steep, windy roads.

Thank Joebob747
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful drive into Mount St Helens. The Norfolk pines are everywhere. The views are breath-taking. Stop at the overlooks for the best views.

Thank Susan N
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Be sure to take time to travel this beautiful highway and to stop at the lookouts to enjoy the beauty. We drove to Loowit lookout to view Mount St Helens without paying Johnson observatory fee. It is incredible to see the power of mother nature.

Thank Scottw5
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wonderful road in great shape. Good sight lines. Plenty of turn offs and view points to keep us busy and interested. Dramatic view of the mountain.

Thank Bradford7050
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Make sure you leave time to travel this highway in a leisurely fashion, and spend time stopping en route and at Johnston Ridge. The highway is amazing, and the views spectacular. You haven't seen Mt St Helens unless you've traversed this highway.

Thank apteryx055
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a lovely stretch of road, neat bridges and trees just lovley,when we were there we were freaked out as there were huge webs in the trees ,really freaky! Googled it turns out they are just Tent caterpillars

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a rather new highway, often two lanes in each direction which is easy to drive and provides several view points.

Thank Stefan B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

On your way to see the volcano, note the scenic views and sites. If you can, take a short hike to get a view of that incredible bridge.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Wow!!!!!! The ride up the highway is spectacular. I'll bet in the winter it could be majestic. The mountains are big and so are the trees. The bridges are high above creeks and rivers. Pay attention to the road if you are driving. Make sure...More

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