Harmony Falls Viewpoint

Area Status: Open
Looking out to Spirit Lake from Harmony Falls Viewpoint

Enjoy a view of Spirit Lake with its still-floating raft of logs deposited during the 1980 eruption. An interpretive display shares the magic of the forest and lake, pre-eruption. Depart on the steep, one-mile Harmony Trail #224 that leads to the lakeshore. Harmony Falls is not visible. The site was submerged by the May 18, 1980 landslide which slammed into Spirit Lake, causing a 200-foot rise in lake level.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/17/2023: Harmony Falls Viewpoint is open. Due to a landslide of Forest Road 25, Randle and Forest Road 99 will be inaccessible from Cougar this summer. Learn More.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day or valid Recreation Pass required. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.
Usage: Heavy
  • Off trail travel prohibited.
  • No stock or bicycles.
  • Pets must be on leash at all times.
  • Day-use only.
  • No fishing or swimming is allowed at Spirit Lake.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: America the Beautiful or Northwest Forest Pass accepted.
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on Forest Road 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive Forest Road 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 13.5 miles to Harmony Viewpoint.

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