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THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.
Map of the Johnston Ridge Observatory Loop Hike

Length: 0.5 mi loop
Elevation Change: 100' gain
Season: Late Spring thru Fall
Difficulty:    Easy
Permit:
Observatory Permit Required


Features:


This rather steep universal access trail is a must do walk while visiting the Johnston Ridge Observatory.

The trail is kinda steep, but paved and an excellent way to view and learn about the Mt. St. Helens phenomena. There are guided walks along this part of the Boundary Trail, which begins at the observatory and heads east to Mt. Adams.



Johnston Ridge Observatory
Mt. St. Helens from the Johnston Ridge Observatory
How to get there:

From Seattle, WA
Drive south on I-5 to the junction of State Road 504. Exit the freeway, and turn left (east) onto SR504 and follow it east. At five miles you will pass the Silver Lake Visitor Center and in another 38 miles you will come to the junction to SR504 E. Bear right onto SR504 East and follow it another 8 miles to the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
(closed in winter)

From Portland, OR
Drive north on I-5 to the junction of Washington State Road 504. Exit the freeway, and turn right (east) onto SR504 and follow it east. At five miles you will pass the Silver Lake Visitor Center and in another 38 miles you will come to the junction to SR504 E. Bear right onto SR504 East and follow it another 8 miles to the Johnston Ridge Observatory.
(closed in winter)



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