Lewis and Clark State Park─Discover beautiful Old Growth Forest along the old highway ninety-nine

Quick Facts: Location: Chehalis River Valley Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 125 feet Note: Discover Pass required; dogs permitted on leash. Access: From Exit 68 on I-5, proceed 2.5 miles east on US 12 to Mary’s Corner. Turn right onto Jackson Highway entering state park in .7 mile. Continue another […]

Johnston Ridge via the Boundary Trail — Shun the road to this historic and magnificent site

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount St Helens Land Agency: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Round Trip: 9.0miles Elevation Gain: 1875 feet Contact: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map:  Mount St Helens 332S Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Mount St. Helens by Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen (Mountaineers Books) Notes: dogs prohibited; off […]

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

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 […]

Ape Canyon–Hike through old-growth forest above a swath of destruction

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,550 feet Contact: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Mount St Helens 332 Recommended Resource: Day Hiking Mount St Helens (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. Trail is also open to […]