Loowit Viewpoint

Area Status: Unreachable

Loowit Viewpoint is located one mile before reaching Johnston Ridge Visitor Center on State Route 504. This is a great stopping point to view the Mount St Helens Crater and surrounding geography.

This site provides ample parking but no facilities or water. Boundary Trail #1 is also accessible from Loowit Viewpoint.  

Loowit Viewpoint is closed November- early May.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Viewpoint is past Highway 504 winter road closure.
Fees No fee
Closest Towns: Castle Rock, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters & Visitor Centers

General Information


From Castle Rock, WA take State Route 504 east for 51 miles, one mile before reaching Johnston Ridge Observatory.

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