Vanson Ridge

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington

Distance3.6mi
Elevation Gain1,906ft
Trailhead Elevation2,334ft
Top4,118ft
Elevation Min/Max2334/4118ft
Elevation Start/End2334/2334ft

Vanson Ridge

Vanson Ridge is a hiking trail in Lewis County, Washington. It is within Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 2,334 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,906 feet. This trail connects with the following: Green River.

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Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen
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"It’s a long hike to the former lookout site on Vanson Peak (and its tranquil lake tucked below in deep old timber). But it’s a pretty hike along a cascading creek through primeval forest rife with wildlife and short on people. En route, pass through pocket meadows and by waterfalls and wetland pools." Read more
Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"There’s an awful lot to see here, although the trail mileage may look low to some. You’ll find expansive meadows full of wildflowers, berries, and possibly big black-tailed deer. You’ll be able to visit a beautiful mountain lake, and climb a stunning peak to panoramic views. And you’ll explore some glorious ancient forests. All within a couple miles’ radius." Read more

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11/25/2005
Great hike have done it many times bow hunting.was a unreal warm day went to deadmans lake,Todd and Sam day after thanks giving
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Trail Information

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Easy to Moderate
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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mt St. Helens 332S
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Dec 2018