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Mount St. Helens

WA 98649
+1 503-245-1428
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Private Mount Saint Helens Monument Day Trip
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
WA 98649
+1 503-245-1428
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Headed to Mt St. Helens for a hike this morning. Utter perfection. The sky was so blue, the mountain was out in all of her glory(rare), and the drive up and back was magnificent. I got there early as it was to be in the...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt St Helens is beautiful and fantastic to see. If you are in the mood for an easier drive with great views...from the west side drive up highway 504 to the end. Fantastic views of the crater and spirit lake, as well as, LOTS of...More

3  Thank Saraphe
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We loved this side trip. The trip in to the visitors center seemed long. The drive out seemed short. The time spent at the center and the walks on the trails was wonderful. Good view, Good history.

Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The approach is long and winding. At some point, though St Helens was still hidden by terrain, I began to notice the tops of trees were missing and the ground was uniform grey and granular. Then I came around the last curve and came face...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Lovely when the mist lifts and the mountain is all yours . . . for a few minutes. Marvel at the power of nature when you see the trees filling the lake when the mountain blew 30 years ago.

Thank lisalou1963
Reviewed 23 February 2017

So happy we made it here during our time in the Pacific Northwest. We made it here on our second attempt because the first day was too cloudy, but thankfully the weather cleared for us. This place is breathtaking. The observatory is packed with tons...More

1  Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

On the drive to Mount St Helens the landscape was unbelievable. After so many years you can still see the devastation that occurred. This is definitely a must see. We missed we had planned more time here but we will definitely be back.

Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We reached the parking lot of the Johnston Ridge Observatory shortly after 6p.m. The scenic drive took around 40 minutes (hardly any traffic). The visitor center had closed for the evening. It was still worth the drive and the time to view this majestic mountain!...More

Thank thosewhohope
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I've started the trip with a visit to Johnston Ridge Observatory where I've found very interesting information about Mount St. Helens and the eruption from 1980. You may want to watch the very informative film about this incident. Also you may want to try the...More

1  Thank Viorel Ş
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The views are amazing. Make sure you take the hike up the hill, the view is worth the climb. The museum was pretty informative but the actual guided talk was informative, fun, and you get to learn what the mountain is currently doing.

Thank sharkladylaura
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What is the weather like in September?
11 April 2017|
Response from Sharonisawesome | Reviewed this property |
Google. It's easier than asking strangers to provide obscure data.
Would it possible to visit both the west side (Johnston ridge) and the south side (Ape cave) in 1 day? I have google both, the two sides look very close together on the map however google's driving direction suggested to drive back on HWY 5 to get from west to south and costs 2.5 hours which is inefficient. Is there simply a route or trail that you can go from the west to south? Thanks.
7 April 2017|
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Hello, My son and I plan on visiting Mount St. Helens at the end of May 2017. We plan on taking the Amtrak to from Seattle to Portland. Should I rent a car or pay for a tour? Any suggestions?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Sharonisawesome | Reviewed this property |
Contact the park staff, there is a good chance it could be snowing like crazy up there during the time of year; especially with the very wet winter we've been having. (360) 569-2211 Callers to this general park line can... More