Trail #1E Harry's Ridge

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Harry's Ridge Trail #1E is an .08 mile spur trail off the Boundary Trail #1 that provides outstanding views of Spirit Lake and Mount St. Helens. It is one of the most popular day hikes in the area. Round trip from Johnston Ridge Observatory is approximately 8 miles. Difficulty level- moderate.

From Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable) east for about 3 miles to the junction with Harry's Ridge Trail #1E. Turn right on Harry's Ridge Trail and climb for .08 miles to it's terminus on the ridge overlooking Spirit Lake to the east.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/19/2021: Snow on about 1/2 the trail from Johnston Ridge to Harry's Ridge. Frozen in the morning, so microspikes recommended. For trip reports, check AllTrails, Washington Trails Association, or other trail websites.
  • No fee or pass required, however site use at Johnston Ridge Observatory requires an America the Beautiful Pass or $8 per adult, children 15 and younger are free. An ANNUAL Northwest Forest Pass admits one.


Closest Towns: Toutle, WA, Randle, WA
Water: Water at Johnston Ridge during season.
Restroom: Restrooms at Johnston Ridge during season.
Passes: .
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


Boundary Ridge Trail #1 (area is unavailable) to Harry's Ridge Trail #1E.



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