Mount Margaret Backcountry Lakes

Spirit Lake, Washington 98645

Mount Margaret Backcountry Lakes

Mount Margaret Backcountry Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Travel through Mount Saint Helens’s famous 1980 blast zone to a series of alpine lakes tucked within rugged ridges denuded of their forest cover. Though the area took a full hit from the eruption that leveled ancient forests and blanketed the region in pumice, the Mount Margaret Backcountry is no barren wasteland. Nature has been busy recolonizing the region. Wildlife and wildfl owers are prolifi c. The topography, however, is harsh, and the trails tough, with tread that frequently washes out. But this rugged landscape is also simply awe inspiring."

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Trail Information

Spirit Lake
Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
late Jul–Oct
Green Trails Spirit Lake No. 332
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