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Red Rock Pass Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

At the Red Rock Pass Trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes from this trailhead

Hikes including this location

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 north to Exit 21 for Highway 503E, Woodland, and Cougar.

After exiting, turn right on Highway 503E in Woodland, and proceed 0.8 miles to a roundabout.

Bear right here on the Lower Lewis River Road for Cougar, and drive 22.5 miles. Where 503S makes a sharp turn to the right, continue straight on the 503 Spur for Cougar and Mt. St. Helens.

After 4.5 miles, see the turn left for the Kalama Recreation Area. Note: If you are ascending Mount Saint Helens from the Red Rock Pass Trailhead, continue straight into Cougar, however, and in 0.7 miles turn left for the Lone Fir Resort to pick up your climbing permit and parking voucher. Return to the Kalama River Road.

Drive 8.5 miles up the Kalama River Road before bearing right on paved FR 8100.

Drive 3.0 miles on FR 8100, passing the Kalama Horse Camp and entering the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, to make a sharp right where FR 8100 meets FR 8123.

Drive another 2.2 miles up to Red Rock Pass and pull into the trailhead parking area on your left.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • Northwest Forest Pass (or America the Beautiful Pass) required

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