Mount St Helens Summit via Monitor Ridge Trails 216A and 216H

Cougar, Washington

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Hike first through dense forest, then cross an open slope with a great view, to a junction with the Loowit Trail. Then make the nontechnical but strenuous climb up the south side of Mount St. Helens to the summit, on the rim of the 1980 eruption crater.
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by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike first through dense forest, then cross an open slope with a great view, to a junction with the Loowit Trail. Then make the nontechnical but strenuous climb up the south side of Mount St. Helens to the summit, on the rim of the 1980 eruption crater.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cougar
Distance: 9.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 8 hours
Season: June through September
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Monument Headquarters, 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd., Amboy, WA 98601; (360) 449-7800; www.fs.fed.us/ gpnf/mshnvm
Local Maps: USGS Mount St. Helens 71/2-min. quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount St. Helens Summit via Monitor Ridge Trails 216A and 216H

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