Mount Constitution

A moderate to strenuous hike to Orcas Island's high point. It's often done as a loop with Mountain Lake visited on the return.

Getting there

Take the Washing ton State Ferry. Drive to and park at the Mountain Lake Campground trailhead.

On the trail

The trail begins with a short road jaunt towards Mountain Lake. At 1.25 miles reach a junction, head right for Mountain Lake or head left for the summit of Mount Constitution. After heading left, reach a second junction in another mile. Head left for Mount Constitution or left to for Little Twins and the Picketts. Reach the summit of Mount Constitution (4 miles in from the trailhead) and enjoy excellent views of Orcas and the surrounding San Juan islands.

Information for Leaders

The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.1
  • Elevation Gain: 1,640 ft
  • 2,409 ft
  • USGS Mt Constitution

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