Dome Camp

Toutle, Washington 98645

Dome Camp

Dome Camp Professional Review and Guide

"The vast majority of the trails in the Pacific Northwest travel through miles of dense coniferous forests before ending at some ridge, lake, or other destination where you break out of the trees and can enjoy the view. In another 50 years or so that will probably be true of this hike as well. For now, though, this trail is a wonderfully open ramble with grand views, lots of wildflowers, and only a handful of scattered fir trees. This unusual scenery results from the dramatic handiwork of Mt. St. Helens, which fills the skyline just a few miles to the southeast. On the cataclysmic morning of May 18, 1980, the volcano flattened the forests and generally destroyed this entire area in one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. Walking through this recovering devastated area is a hiking experience unlike anything in North America."

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Trail Information

Toutle
Nearby City
14.2
Distance
1,950 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Late June to mid-July
Season
Mount St . Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Mount St . Helens
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018