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Mount St. Helens

WA 98649
+1 503-245-1428
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle
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Private Mount Saint Helens Monument Day Trip
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While access to the still-steaming crater is forbidden, tourists flock to see what remains of this famous volcano.
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“blast zone” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
WA 98649
+1 503-245-1428
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an interesting stop that should be on the list for the accomplished traveler. Though it is sort of at the end of the road, it is not far of I-5 and easy to get to. There are many opportunities for extensive hiking, but...More

Thank Henry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mr St Helens blew its top in 1980, killing several people and becoming a tourist attraction, in one step. Easily accessible from I-5 from either Portland or Seattle, the mountain is reached by a single road, with several educational stops and numerous photo-ops. We stopped...More

1  Thank bruce h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Headed to Mt St. Helens for a hike this morning. Utter perfection. The sky was so blue, the mountain was out in all of her glory(rare), and the drive up and back was magnificent. I got there early as it was to be in the...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Mt St Helens is beautiful and fantastic to see. If you are in the mood for an easier drive with great views...from the west side drive up highway 504 to the end. Fantastic views of the crater and spirit lake, as well as, LOTS of...More

6  Thank Saraphe
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We loved this side trip. The trip in to the visitors center seemed long. The drive out seemed short. The time spent at the center and the walks on the trails was wonderful. Good view, Good history.

Thank Mrs H
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The approach is long and winding. At some point, though St Helens was still hidden by terrain, I began to notice the tops of trees were missing and the ground was uniform grey and granular. Then I came around the last curve and came face...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Lovely when the mist lifts and the mountain is all yours . . . for a few minutes. Marvel at the power of nature when you see the trees filling the lake when the mountain blew 30 years ago.

Thank lisalou1963
Reviewed 22 February 2017

So happy we made it here during our time in the Pacific Northwest. We made it here on our second attempt because the first day was too cloudy, but thankfully the weather cleared for us. This place is breathtaking. The observatory is packed with tons...More

1  Thank Y4269LF
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

On the drive to Mount St Helens the landscape was unbelievable. After so many years you can still see the devastation that occurred. This is definitely a must see. We missed we had planned more time here but we will definitely be back.

Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We reached the parking lot of the Johnston Ridge Observatory shortly after 6p.m. The scenic drive took around 40 minutes (hardly any traffic). The visitor center had closed for the evening. It was still worth the drive and the time to view this majestic mountain!...More

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Dani K
One day...recommendations please. Not wanting to hike or climb
9 June 2017|
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Response from gwgMimsFlorida | Reviewed this property |
the drive in to has places to pull off for views, say 2 hrs driving both ways, and the visitor centre is well done, with very good film to watch.
What is the weather like in September?
11 April 2017|
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Response from Sharonisawesome | Reviewed this property |
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