Climbers Bivouac Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

1.25.15 Conditions

This trailhead provides access to: Monitor Ridge Climbing Route the summer climbing route to Mount St Helens Summit, Ptarmigan Trail #216A and the Loowit Trail #216.

Climbers Bivouac has toilets but no water. Tent pads are available for camping on a first come, first serve basis.

Parking at Climbers Bivouac will be limited due to popularity and number of spaces.  Motorhomes and travel trailers please park at Marble Mountain Sno Park.  Overflow parking is located at Marble Mountain Sno Park, but be advised this parking area access the Worm Flows winter climbing route.  Please adjust accordingly and plan for flexibility on your trip.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/18/2017: Forest Road 830 to Climber's Bivouac open.
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: A Climbing Permit is required year round, for all persons travelling above 4,800 ft. on the slopes of Mount St. Helens. From Nov. 1 to March 31, get your permit at either Marble Mountain Sno-Park kiosk or, if open, Climber's Bivouac. Climbing permits for climbing April 1 to Oct. 31 go on sale on-line at www.mshinstitute.org on Wed., Feb 1 at 9:00 am, Pacific Time.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Offices

General Information

Directions:

From Cougar, WA take Lewis River Road/Forest Road 90 east for 6.4 miles then go left on Forest Road 83. Follow Forest Road 83 for 3 miles then stay left onto Forest Road 81 and go about a mile to Forest Spur Road 830. Go right at Forest Road 830 and drive about .4 miles to the trailhead. 


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