A barrier-free, paved hike of less than one mile from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The trail includes interpretive kiosks and 360 views of Mount St. Helens and the surrounding blast zone.
South Cascades -- Mount St. HelensView map below
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 25 ft.
Highest Point: 4200 ft.
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 46.2765, -122.2165 Open map in new window
From Castle Rock, drive 43 miles east on Highway 504 to the Coldwater Visitor Center, then continue on to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. A $8 per adult fee is required to hike this trail.