Norway Pass Trail

Harmony Falls Landing, Washington

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Hike just over 2 miles west from Norway Pass, and you hit... Norway Pass. No, it’s not some magical bending of the fabric of the universe, merely a quirk of the cartographer. The Norway Pass at the trailhead is one of those road features named for nearby places, whereas the true Norway Pass is found on the ridge above Spirit Lake and below Mount Margaret. To get from the wannabe pass to the really-is pass, you’ll stroll along a stunning trail through the blown-down woods up onto a high windswept ridge with incredible views of the mighty Mount St. Helens and the expanse of the Mount Margaret backcountry area.
Day Hiking: South Cascades

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Day Hiking: South Cascades

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike just over 2 miles west from Norway Pass, and you hit... Norway Pass. No, it’s not some magical bending of the fabric of the universe, merely a quirk of the cartographer. The Norway Pass at the trailhead is one of those road features named for nearby places, whereas the true Norway Pass is found on the ridge above Spirit Lake and below Mount Margaret.

To get from the wannabe pass to the really-is pass, you’ll stroll along a stunning trail through the blown-down woods up onto a high windswept ridge with incredible views of the mighty Mount St. Helens and the expanse of the Mount Margaret backcountry area.

© 2007 Dan A. Nelson /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Harmony Falls Landing
Distance: 4.5
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Late May-November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,500 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 332 Spirit Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Norway Pass Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/24/2006
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Awesome views of the 1980 volcano damage and regrowth. On the trail to Norway Pass there are some downed trees across the path, one is chest high. The day we went a heat wave came to the Northwest and there is no shade on the trail! Great lunchtime view of Spirit Lake with Mt St Helen giving off puffs of steam. Sigree



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