Spirit Lake Memorial Highway to Mount St. Helens

EASY 4 reviews

Spirit Lake Memorial Highway to Mount St. Helens is a 51.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Castle Rock, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
51.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
10288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

scenic driving

river

views

no dogs

Scenic highway to Mt. St. Helens national volcanic monument. The road to Mt. St. Helens.

scenic driving
4 months ago

Well,
It's a scenic drive, not a trail! So it'll take you to trails.

scenic driving
7 months ago

Beautiful drive! Can't help but stop and take in the view of the giant crater of Mt St Helens. The observatory at Johnston Ridge at the very end of the road was closed with a road block gate right after Hummock's trail and Coldwater Lake. But there are trails at both of those areas you can explore. No dogs allowed on either of those trails though which was a bummer.
Will definitely go back in early summer.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

I've always enjoyed taking this highway for a Sunday drive. If your hobby is geocaching this is a fantastic trip. Many visitor centers opened in the summer with many places to stop and picnic. A great drive to see the rebirth of the ecosystem post eruption.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016