hiking
6 days ago

Wonderful short day hike offering plenty of views of Mt. St. Helens and a plethora of wildflowers. The large old growth Noble firs are spectacular and create a beautifully ominous backdrop to the crystal clear water of Goat Marsh. Don't forget to bring your bugs spray.

nature trips
22 days ago

What an awesome hike. My trip on May 31 was free of snow and the trail was in great shape. Not a lot of climbing... a pleasant forest stroll with some jaw dropping views of the volcano describes it well. Blue Lake Trail is really close by as well!

hiking
6 months ago

Couldn’t quite make it to the trailhead with my 7 year old and 9 year old. It was too steep for them from the parking area. Instead we hiked south to the river and along the Kalama snow trail. It was nicely marked and we had a good time.

The mileage for this trail doesn’t include the mile you have to hike to the trailhead.

on Toutle River Trail

backpacking
7 months ago

Hiked from red rock pass to blue lake first afternoon! Camped off trail first night, Then took Toutle river trail to Loowit Trail (216) ! Hiked all the way to butte camp second day! Steep drops and sketchy trail in some spots! Found fixed ropes to aid in traversing wash! We spent the day at the tree line but as can happen were socked in clouds! Found a beautiful waterfall and only saw another hiking team once in two days!

Did this a couple weeks ago and the fall color was incredible. Tough hike in spots: couple of washouts along streams can make it tricksy to pick the trail back up; be prepared and know your route. Rough road to the Blue Lake trailhead. But the views on Sheep Canyon, Toutle, and Loowit trails are worth the effort. Hiked 8 hours and never saw another soul but us.

10 months ago

Fun little hike

hiking
11 months ago

The road leading up to the trail point has some serious potholes so watch out. Then the last 3 miles is gravel road with more potholes. The beginning of the trail is a bit tricky to find but once you are on it, you are good to go. Very pretty surroundings and views so I'm not sure why there aren't any reviews on this one.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike with the family. Gorgeous views of the mountain.

on Goat Marsh

11 months ago

Very beautiful all family trail

Sunday, April 17, 2016

I love this trail. I'd recommend bringing snowshoes during April and May as there is 1-2 feet of snow throughout the trail. There are trail markers. They are blue diamonds 8 feet up on the trees. but they are not consistent. To go to the trailhead to have to walk about 1/4 mile and stay right. but the trailhead to the trailhead is impassable by snow right now unless you have a 4x4 truck with snow tires. the trailhead is well marked.

at the end of the trail, there are many downed trees. they can be crossed if you're committed but you're not missing out if you don't. there is a significant beaver dam part way through. you'll know it when you see it.

great trail. beware of goat poop.

hiking
Sunday, December 26, 2010

I love this hike i come here 2 or 3 times a year, And the elk are always there it seems like.....

hiking
24 days ago

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hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

on Sheep Canyon Trail

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

hiking
Thursday, October 08, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015