The Hummocks — Hike through the former heart of Mount St. Helens

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Quick Facts: Location: Spirit Lake Highway, Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 250 feet Contact: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass (or interagency pass) required; dogs prohibited; off trail travel prohibited. Practice Leave No Trace […]

Sasquatch Loop — Snowshoe to a Snotel on Mount St. Helens

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  Quick Facts: Location: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 9.9 miles Elevation gain: 1,000 feet Contact: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument  Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Sno-park Pass required. Do not snowshoe in cross-country ski tracks and be aware of snowmobiles […]

Coldwater Lake– Saunter through a healing landscape exploding with wildflowers!

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Quick Facts: Location: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact:  Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass (or interagency pass) required; No dogs; Trail open to bikes: Off trail travel prohibited Access:  From Castle Rock […]

South Coldwater Ridge — Elk, toppled tractors, and a stunning view of a volcano-formed lake

Coldwater Lake from South Coldwater Ridge.

Quick Facts: Location: Spirit Lake Highway Mount St. Helens West Land Agency: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Roundtrip: 6.8 miles Elevation gain: 1525 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mount St Helens 332S Contact: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument  Access: From Castle Rock follow SR 504 east for 46.2 miles to trailhead. Notes: Northwest […]