Perhaps the most iconic hike in the area, this 10-mile trek spans from Johnston Ridge Observatory, through the heart of the blast zone in the Mount Margaret Backcountry then along Coldwater Ridge. You'll be rewarded spectacular wildflower displays, along with stunning views of Mt. St. Helens, Coldwater Peak, and Spirit Lake. This trip is perfect for experienced hikers looking for a heart-pumping challenge - along the way we'll share some hiking tips and offer insight into the region's unique history and ecosystem. Views of the crater and volcanic blast zone allows for ample reflection of the destructive and renewing powers of this epic volcano. We can't wait to guide you on this memory-making hike!
Gear provided by REI
Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses