Trail #240 Sheep Canyon

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

MSH from Loowit TR

This trail offers an excellent loop opportunity through a continually changing volcanic landscape. Use Toutle Trail #238 from the Bluelake Trailhead to access the Sheep Canyon Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Be prepared for snow on the trail.
Operational Hours: Forest Road 81 normally melts out toward the end of May. Closes with snow or Nov. 30.
Fees No fee or pass required at Red Rock Pass or Blue Lake Trailheads. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.
Usage: Light-Medium

Horses are prohibited on:

  • Toutle Trail #238 north of the Sheep Canyon Trail #240 intersection
  • Sheep Canyon Trail #240 east of the Toutle Trail #238
  • Butte Camp Trail #238A
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


Blue Lake Trailhead to Toutle Trail to access Sheep Canyon Trail.



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  Area/Length : 
2.5 Miles

  Elevation : 
3400' - 4600'