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Eruption Trail

South Cascades > Mount St. Helens
46.2765, -122.2165 Map & Directions
Length
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
25 feet
Highest Point
4200 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Monument Fee

A barrier-free, paved hike of less than one mile from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The trail includes interpretive kiosks and 360 views of Mount St. Helens and the surrounding blast zone. Continue reading

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Hiking Eruption Trail

A barrier-free, paved hike of less than one mile from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The trail includes interpretive kiosks and 360 views of Mount St. Helens and the surrounding blast zone.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead
  • Accessible toilet

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Wheelchair Accessibility

This wide paved trail switchbacks up from the Johnston Ridge Visitor Center.
Eruption Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.2765, -122.2165 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Monument Fee

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Castle Rock, drive 43 miles east on Highway 504 to the Coldwater Visitor Center, then continue on to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. A $8 per adult fee is required to hike this trail.

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Trailhead

South Cascades > Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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Eruption Trail

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