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Mount Saint Helens Trails

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

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Abraham Trail #216D

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Truman-Abraham Trail Junction Jump to Truman Trail #207
2.0 4500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Abraham Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Ape Canyon Trail #234

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 2800 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon Trailhead Jump to Lava Canyon Trail #184
5.5 4200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Ape Canyon Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Blue Horse Trail #237

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Blue Horse Trailhead
2.2 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Blue Horse-Toutle South Trail Junction Jump to Toutle Trail #238
3.5 ???? Blue Lake Lahar
5.0 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Blue Horse-Toutle North Trail Junction Jump to Toutle Trail #238


Boundary Trail #1

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Hummocks Trailhead
0.7 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Hummocks Trail Junction Jump to Hummocks Trail #229
3.6 4000 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit Viewpoint Trailhead
4.4 4200 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Johnston Ridge Trailhead
4.7 4260 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Eruption-Boundary Trail Junction Jump to Eruption Trail
6.7 4160 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Truman Trail Junction Jump to Truman Trail #207
7.7 4300 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Harry's Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Harry's Ridge Trail #208
9.3 5000 <NormalImage>View.JPG</NormalImage> St Helens Saddle
9.3 5000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Coldwater Trail Junction Jump to Coldwater Trail #230
9.8 5000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Coldwater Peak Trail Junction Jump to Coldwater Peak Trail #1G
12.8 5700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Mount Margaret Trail Junction Jump to Mount Margaret Trail #1F
13.3 5600 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Mount Whittier Trail Junction Jump to Mount Whittier Trail #214
15.1 5000 Bear Pass
15.1 5000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Lakes Trail Junction Jump to Lakes Trail #211
16.0 4500 Norway Pass
16.0 4500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Independence Pass Trail Junction Jump to Independence Pass Trail #227
17.3 4600 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Independence Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Independence Ridge Trail #227A
18.1 4200 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Green River Bridge
18.2 4200 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Norway Pass Trailhead

Boundary Trail continues 9.9 miles to Road 25


Bridges Loop Trail #184A

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 2720 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Bridges Loop West Trail Junction Jump to Lava Canyon Trail #184
0.0 2700 Lava Canyon Bridge
0.5 2650 Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge
??? 2650 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Bridges Loop East Trail Junction Jump to Lava Canyon Trail #184


Butte Camp Trail #238A

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 3500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Toutle-Butte Camp Trail Junction Jump to Toutle Trail #238
1.3 4000 <NormalImage>Campsite.JPG</NormalImage> Butte Camp
2.7 4800 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Butte Camp Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Castle Lake Trail #221

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Castle Ridge-Castle Lake Trail Junction Jump to Castle Ridge Trail #216G
4.0 2150 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> <NormalImage>Campsite.JPG</NormalImage> Castle Lake


Castle Ridge Trail #216G

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Castle Ridge Trailhead
0.7 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Castle Ridge-Castle Lake Trail Junction Jump to Castle Lake Trail #221
1.5 3840 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Castle Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Coldwater Peak Trail #1G

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 5000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Coldwater Peak Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1
0.7 5730 <NormalImage>View.JPG</NormalImage> Coldwater Peak


Coldwater Trail #230

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 2700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Coldwater Trail Junction Jump to Lakes Trail #211
0.1 2650 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Coldwater Creek Bridge
1.8 4000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Coldwater-South Coldwater Trail Junction Jump to South Coldwater Trail #230A
2.1 4000 <NormalImage>Campsite.JPG</NormalImage> Campsite
3.1 4500 Coldwater Saddle
4.1 5000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Coldwater Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1


Elk Bench Trail #211D

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Coldwater Ridge Trailhead
0.7 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Elk Bench Trail Junction Jump to Lakes Trail #211


Eruption Trail

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4200 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Johnston Ridge Trailhead
0.3 4260 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Eruption-Boundary Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1
0.4 4180 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Johnston Ridge Parking Lot


Harry's Ridge Trail #208

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4300 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Harry's Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1
0.6 4400 Harry's Ridge Viewpoint


Hummocks Trail #229

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Hummocks Trailhead Jump to Boundary Trail #1
1.6 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Hummocks Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1


Independence Pass Trail #227

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4040 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Independence Pass Trailhead
??? 4060 <NormalImage>View.JPG</NormalImage> Independence Pass Viewpoint
1.4 4500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Independence Pass-Independence Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Independence Ridge Trail #227A
3.5 4500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Independence Pass Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1


Independence Ridge Trail #227A

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Independence Pass-Independence Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Independence Pass Trail #227
1.3 4600 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Independence Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1


June Lake Trail #216B

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 2720 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> June Lake Trailhead
1.4 3200 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> June Lake
1.6 3400 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-June Lake Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Lakes Trail #211

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Birth of a Lake Trailhead
0.7 2700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Elk Bench Trail Junction Jump to Elk Bench Trail #211D
3.1 2700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Coldwater Trail Junction Jump to Coldwater Trail #230
6.5 4700 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Snow Lake
7.0 5200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Mount Whittier Trail Junction Jump to Mount Whittier Trail #214
7.4 5200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Shovel Lake Trail Junction Jump to Shovel Lake Trail #211C
7.9 4300 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Panhandle Lake
8.5 5200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Panhandle Lake Trail Junction Jump to Panhandle Lake Trail #211B
8.9 4300 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Obscurity Lake
10.4 4300 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Grizzly Lake
11.5 5000 Bear Pass
11.6 5000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Lakes Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1


Lava Canyon Trail #184

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 2800 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon Trailhead Jump to Ape Canyon Trail #234
0.3 2720 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Bridges Loop West Trail Junction Jump to Bridges Loop Trail #184A
0.7 2650 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Bridges Loop East Trail Junction Jump to Bridges Loop Trail #184A
1.4 2200 Lava Canyon Ladder
1.7 1950 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Ship Trail Junction Jump to Ship Trail #184B
2.0 1900 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Smith Creek Trail Junction Jump to Smith Creek Trail #225
3.0 1600 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Lower Smith Creek Trailhead


Loowit Falls Trail #216F

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4400 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Loowit Falls Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216
0.7 4700 <NormalImage>View.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit Falls Viewpoint


Loowit Trail #216

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
27.7/0.0 3400 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-June Lake Trail Junction Jump to June Lake Trail #216B
3.1 4700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Monitor Ridge-Ptarmigan Trail Junction Jump to Monitor Ridge Trail #216H
??? ???? Swift Creek Lava Flow
5.6 4800 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Butte Camp Trail Junction Jump to Butte Camp Trail #238A
6.4 ???? Lahar
8.4 4600 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Sheep Canyon Trail Junction Jump to Sheep Canyon Trail #240
12.5 4000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Castle Ridge Trail Junction Jump to Castle Ridge Trail #216G
14.3 ???? Studebaker Ridge
16.8 3800 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Willow Trail Junction Jump to Willow Trail #207A
17.5 4400 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Loowit Falls Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Falls Trail #216F
18.4 4300 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Windy Trail Junction Jump to Windy Trail #216E
19.3 ???? Windy Pass
20.4 4500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Abraham Trail Junction Jump to Abraham Trail #216D
??? 4480 Pumice Butte
??? 4300 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Ape Creek Crossing
22.2 4200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Ape Canyon Trail Junction Jump to Ape Canyon Trail #234
23.0 ???? Muddy River Lahar
??? 4400 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Muddy River Crossing
??? 4480 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Shoestring Creek Crossing
24.4 ???? Pine Creek Lahar
??? 4080 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Fire Creek Crossing
??? ???? Lava Flow
27.7/0.0 3400 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-June Lake Trail Junction Jump to June Lake Trail #216B


Monitor Ridge Trail #216H

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Monitor Ridge-Ptarmigan Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216
3.1 8365 <NormalImage>View.JPG</NormalImage> Summit of Mount Saint Helens


Mount Margaret Trail #1F

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 5700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Mount Margaret Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1
0.2 6000 Mount Margaret


Mount Whittier Trail #214

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 5200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Mount Whittier Trail Junction Jump to Lakes Trail #211
0.8 5880 Mount Whittier Summit
1.3 ???? Mount Whittier Ridge Walk
2.1 5600 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Mount Whittier Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1


Panhandle Lake Trail #211B

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 5200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Panhandle Lake Trail Junction Jump to Lakes Trail #211
??? 5100 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Panhandle Lake


Ptarmigan Trail #216A

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 3700 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Climber's Bivouac Trailhead
??? 4400 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> West Fork Swift Creek Crossing
0.0 4700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Monitor Ridge-Ptarmigan Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Sheep Canyon Trail #240

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 3500 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Sheep Canyon Trailhead
0.6 3500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Sheep Canyon-Toutle Trail Junction Jump to Toutle Trail #238
2.3 4600 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Sheep Canyon Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Ship Trail #184B

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 1950 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Ship Trail Junction Jump to Lava Canyon Trail #184
??? 2000 The Ship


Shovel Lake Trail #211C

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 5200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lakes-Shovel Lake Trail Junction Jump to Lakes Trail #211
0.5 4800 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Shovel Lake


Smith Creek Trail #225

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4400 <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Donnybrook Trailhead
4.0 2200 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Creek
5.9 2100 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Creek
6.5 2000 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Ape Canyon Creek Crossing
9.8 1900 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Lava Canyon-Smith Creek Trail Junction Jump to Lava Canyon Trail #184


South Coldwater Trail #230A

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> South Coldwater Trailhead
3.3 4000 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Coldwater-South Coldwater Trail Junction Jump to Coldwater Trail #230


Toutle Trail #238

Toutle Trail starts at Kalama Horse Camp, 5.9 miles west of Redrock Pass Trailhead

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
5.9 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Redrock Pass Trailhead
7.1 3500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Toutle-Butte Camp Trail Junction Jump to Butte Camp Trail #238A
8.4 ???? <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Toutle-Blue Horse South Trail Junction Jump to Blue Horse Trail #237
8.7 ???? <NormalImage>Road.JPG</NormalImage> Blue Lake Trailhead
8.7 ???? <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Cold Spring Creek Bridge
9.0 ???? <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Blue Lake (Mt St Helens)
10.8 3500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Toutle-Blue Horse North Trail Junction Jump to Blue Horse Trail #237
11.5 3500 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Sheep Canyon-Toutle Trail Junction Jump to Sheep Canyon Trail #240
11.5 3500 <NormalImage>Water.JPG</NormalImage> Sheep Canyon Creek Bridge
13.0 3400 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Sheep Canyon Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Truman Trail #207

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4160 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Boundary-Truman Trail Junction Jump to Boundary Trail #1
4.0 3700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Truman-Willow Trail Junction Jump to Willow Trail #207A
5.4 4200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Truman-Windy Trail Junction Jump to Windy Trail #216E
5.7 4200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Truman-Abraham Trail Junction Jump to Abraham Trail #216D


Willow Trail #207A

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 3700 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Truman-Willow Trail Junction Jump to Truman Trail #207
0.8 3800 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Willow Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


Windy Trail #216E

UNIQ7ae267e36d3ce6bc-tooltip-00000000-QINU Elevation Notes Location Connecting Trails
0.0 4200 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Truman-Windy Trail Junction Jump to Truman Trail #207
1.0 4300 <NormalImage>Junction.JPG</NormalImage> Loowit-Windy Trail Junction Jump to Loowit Trail #216


  • Campsite.JPG Campsite
  • Closed.JPG Closed area
  • Bathroom.JPG Restrooms
  • Road.JPG Road access
  • Junction.JPG Trail junction
  • View.JPG View
  • Water.JPG Water source

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