Ptarmigan Trail

Harmony Falls Landing, Washington 98626

Ptarmigan Trail

Ptarmigan Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Folks looking to bag the summit start here. The Ptarmigan Trail is the only route remaining to get to the summit of Mount St. Helens since the eruption of May 18, 1980.

Hikers who don’t plan to summit will also enjoy this route, as far as the Loowit Trail junction. The trail weaves through wonderful open forests, runs along nice ridgelines, and offers incredible views over the Yale Reservoir Basin all the way to Mount Hood in Oregon and Mount Adams to the east."

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Trail Information

Harmony Falls Landing
Nearby City
4.5
Distance
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Late May-November
Season
3,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,700 feet
Top Elevation
USFS Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 364 Mount St. Helens
Local Maps