Trail #233 Trail of Two Forests

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Beginning from Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site. Interpretive signs guide you through this lava flow from Mount St. Helens that engulfed and consumed a forest 1,900 years ago. The accessible boardwalk loop trail takes you to many examples of tree casts formed as lava flowed around trees and cooled, leaving impressions of the forest.

To protect fragile geologic features and plant life, please stay on the boardwalk.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/04/2018: Trail of Two Forests now a Sno-Park, so a Washington State Sno-Park permit required for use and NOT available on-site. Trail may be icy and/or snowy; use caution on the boardwalk.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1) at trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters & Visitor Centers

General Information

Directions:

Trail of Two Forests Interpretive Site and trailhead (Forest Road 8303). 


Accessibility:

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Activities


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Areas & Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
0.3 miles

  Elevation : 
1860' - 1885'

 

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