Meta Lake Trail

Harmony Falls Landing, Washington

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The Meta Lake Trail celebrates life that miraculously escaped devastation during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. This broad, paved trail weaves through a lush forest of alpine and noble firs; these trees survived the fiery blast because of their youth and diminutive size. The early-spring eruption leveled tall, mature trees in the area, but, because there was still more than 10 feet of snow on the ground at the time of the blast, the younger, smaller trees along this trail were shielded by a deep snow blanket.
Day Hiking: South Cascades

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Day Hiking: South Cascades

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

The Meta Lake Trail celebrates life that miraculously escaped devastation during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. This broad, paved trail weaves through a lush forest of alpine and noble firs; these trees survived the fiery blast because of their youth and diminutive size.

The early-spring eruption leveled tall, mature trees in the area, but, because there was still more than 10 feet of snow on the ground at the time of the blast, the younger, smaller trees along this trail were shielded by a deep snow blanket.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Harmony Falls Landing
Distance: 1.3
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Late May-November
Trailhead Elevation: 4,100 feet
Top Elevation: 4,090 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 332 Spirit Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Meta Lake Trail

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