Quote of the Month:

“Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir

Mount St. Helens Area

Birth of a Lake Trail
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 18 July 2017

Birth of a Lake Trail

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Strawberry Mountain Lookout Site
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 10 January 2017

Strawberry Mountain lookout site used to be a fire lookout tower in Gifford Pinchot National Forest constructed in 1931 approximately twelve miles north-east of Mount Saint Helens. Nowadays not much has remained from the lookout tower itself as it was destroyed in late 1950’s and the only thing this place has to offer its visitors is an exceptional 360-degrees view of the surrounding area.  

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Harmony Falls Trail
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 05 December 2016

Harmony Falls Trail is a short, only approximately 2,4 miles roundtrip, trail meandering through the eruption-affected territory to the very lakeshore of Spirit Lake. Actually this is the only trail which allows the hikers to get to the shoreline (legally) of Spirit Lake.  

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Windy Ridge Trail
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 02 December 2016

Windy Ridge Viewpoint, because of its remoteness, is not as popular among the visitors of the National Volcanic Monument as for example the Johnston Ridge Observatory, but it is rather an advantage of this viewpoint, as there are no crowds of tourists here. Thus you will be able to admire the spectacular views it endows its guests with, in some solitude, and there will be no problems with parking.  

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South Coldwater Ridge
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 18 November 2016

Take a great delight in multiple wildflowers covering the slopes of the South Coldwater Ridge, pleasing the eye and cheering the heart with their beautiful colors. Seeing these incredibly beautiful scenery it is hard to believe that only 3,5 decades ago this place was the site of destruction where dispiteous lava flows and lahars were sweeping all on their path, destroying the local flora and fauna.  

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Hummocks Trail 18
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 21 March 2014

The Hummocks Trail which is located on the north side of Mount St. Helens is a must-visit place. The trail runs along beautiful hummocks and clear ponds, which were created after the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. These hummocks are special knolls, which were created after the eruption by the blocks of the mountain’s summits.

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Harry's Ridge Trail 50
Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 20 March 2014

Harry’s Ridge Trail is an incredible route that offers stunning views of the result and devastation from the eruption.  This hike takes its visitors in the heart of the eruption. Hikers enjoy the breathtaking and scary views of the crater, Mt. Adams and Spirit Lake.

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