Hikes in Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
Below is a collection of trails in Mount Saint Helens. These hikes are listed from north to south, but the table may also be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next hike. Each trail links to its own report complete with photos, GPS maps, directions, and all the other information needed to locate and enjoy these hikes. You can also view hikes around Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument on the Hike Finder Map.
Hiking Mount Saint Helens
When Mount Saint Helens erupted in in 1980, it instantly became America’s most well known Volcano. Over 200 square miles of forest were scorched, 250 homes were burned, and 57 people were killed. Evidence of the powerful eruption and previous volcanic activity can be witnessed on trails around Mount Saint Helens. Two years after the eruption, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument was established to help preserve this area and monitor its recovery. The monument is managed by the US Forest Service as part of the greater Gifford Pinchot National Forest. At the south end of the park there are several interesting trails through terrain shaped by Mount Saint Helens.
This loop explores a colorful canyon re-carved by the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens.
This out and back hike visits a small lake and a waterfall on the southern slopes of Mount Saint Helens.
This adventurous underground hike travels through one of the longest lava tubes in the world.
|0.75 - 3.75 miles|
|900||Trail of Two Forests|
This short nature trail tours a landscaped that was transformed by a molten lava flow. For extra fun, crawl through a 50-foot long lava tub beneath the trail.
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