Loowit Viewpoint

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Operational Hours: The viewpoint is available during daylight hours.
Fees No fee or pass required.
  • No overnight parking or camping.
  • Please stay on the trail.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.
Closest Towns: Castle Rock, WA, Toutle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
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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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