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Beautiful Views

Take the riding road up through the forest to the viewing area atop Mt. Erie. There are many... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Arline S
Whidbey Island
Enjoy the views from the different viewing spots

We drove up there to enjoy the views. Two young people fell to their deaths, so now there are well... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Washington, the State
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Ray Auld Drive and Heart Lake Road, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Take the riding road up through the forest to the viewing area atop Mt. Erie. There are many different areas to park. The views are amazing, down to the marina, to the Tesoro Tank farm, to tankers waiting to be loaded or unloaded. Each way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

We drove up there to enjoy the views. Two young people fell to their deaths, so now there are well defined areas from which to see the views. Please hold young children by your hand. The view towards the refineries is limited because of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rod-BH
Reviewed 15 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 7 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 891lisaa
Reviewed 30 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank pwasson3
Reviewed 9 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kathy L
1 September 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
1 August 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