Alerts & Notices

Mount St. Helens weather can change at any time on any given day throughout the year. Make sure you stay informed about potential weather changes before you climb!

Mount St Helens Trail, Road, & Visitor Center Conditions Report

Forest Orders

A forest order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying prohibitions authorized in the Code of Federal Regulations.

View a list of current Forest Orders.


  • Coldwater Trail Closed due to Fire
  • Cougar Creek Fire near Mt. Adams
  • Public Use Restrictions
  • Limited water resources for hikers due to low snow pack
  • Help Keep Caves Open


Mount Margaret Backcountry Update

Conditions Update and related information

Mount St. Helens Climbing Update

Mount St. Helens Climbing Update and related information.

View More Conditions