Explore the most popular trails near Castle Rock with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Castle Rock, Washington Map

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

scenic driving
Thursday, April 06, 2017

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.

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