Harrys Ridge Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

Harrys Ridge Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Toutle, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Get a panoramic view of the devastation from the Mt. St. Helen's Crater, to Spirit lake and beyond. Not to be missed! This is an incredible route for getting a sense of the total devastation from the 1980 eruption. You'll hike with the crater in front of you or on your right most the way, then turn towards the east mountains as you make your way to Harry's Ridge. From Harry's Ridge you'll view the crater, Spirit Lake with logs from the eruption still sliding across the lake back and forth with the wind, and on up towards the furthest parts of the damage. Along the way, in the right season, you'll find berries and wildlife. If you're lucky, you'll return as the Elk head off the mountain into the valley to feed and rest for the night - they'll be on your right most the way back.

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17 days ago

This was a fun trail! Even though the clouds were low and we didn’t get to see much from Harry’s and got pelted with ice in the rain up there, it was still beautiful! Can’t wait to do it on a clear day!

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20 days ago

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23 days ago

We had such an amazing day hiking to Harry's Ridge! It was a pretty moderate hike and totally worth the views. I highly recommend this for a good day hike!

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24 days ago

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1 month ago

We had an awesome hike! beautiful views and great weather! The trail was pretty dusty/ashy and there is little opportunity for shade, so be sure to prepare accordingly. Also, bring LOTS of water. we brought a gallon each and went through all of it!

1 month ago

lots of up and down, also very exposed / absolutely zero shade. pack accordingly

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1 month ago

1 month ago

absolutely breathtaking views. take lots of water there is no shade. but totally worth it. great hike.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning views of both Mt St. Helens and Adams. With hood peaking out toward the top of the hike. Very dusty and exposed. Highly recommend lots of water, sunscreen and body protection, as there is little to no cover from the sun. Highly recommend.

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2 months ago