Sheep Canyon - Crescent Ridge Loop

Cougar, Washington

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Starting in large old-growth forest, this hike climbs to near timberline. Then, as you descend Crescent Ridge, you can see the destructive power of a volcanic eruption in the form of blasted trees and lahars. Much of the more open terrain is covered with flowers through summer.
A FalconGuide to Mount St. Helens

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A FalconGuide to Mount St. Helens

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Starting in large old-growth forest, this hike climbs to near timberline. Then, as you descend Crescent Ridge, you can see the destructive power of a volcanic eruption in the form of blasted trees and lahars. Much of the more open terrain is covered with flowers through summer.

©  Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Cougar
Distance: 11.5
Elevation Gain: 2,270 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or 2-day backpack
Season: Late June through September
Trailhead Elevation: 3,210 feet
Top Elevation: 4,500 feet
Local Contacts: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Maps: USGS Goat Mountain, Mount St. Helens
Driving Directions: Directions to Sheep Canyon - Crescent Ridge Loop

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