Trail #1: Boundary- Norway Pass TH to Norway Pass

Area Status: Unreachable
  
 

Norway Pass fall scene

Enjoy one of the Monument's most dramatic views at Norway Pass. This maintained section of Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable) trail climbs from the Norway Pass Trailhead to Norway Pass at a steady grade. It follows the north side of the ridge providing views of Meta Lake, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier. Mount St. Helens remains hidden from view until the trail reaches a rewarding vista at Norway Pass. Portions of this part of the trail are steep and little shade is offered. Be sure to get water at the trailhead and carry plenty with you. 

Boundary Trail #1 spans 32.4 miles, running from the Hummocks Trail at Mount St. Helens east to Council Lake within the Cowlitz Valley area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/17/2020: Forest Road 99 is gated for the winter just past Wakepish Sno-Park. Forest Road 26 is gated at the 2612 junction.
Fees
Permit Info: A Mount Margaret Backcountry Permit is required for overnight camping in the Mount Margaret Backcountry.  Permits are by advance reservations only. Not available on-site.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Restrictions in the Mount Margaret Backcountry:
  • To protect natural features, pack stock and bicycles are prohibited in the Mount Margaret Backcountry.
  • Fires are not allowed, plan to use a camp stove for cooking.
  • Camping is limited to eight designated campsites only.
  • Maximum group size for camping is four people, 8 people at Ridge Camp.
  • Dispersed Camping is authorized without a permit north of the Green River only.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

Norway Pass Trailhead

From Randle, WA, take WA-131 south for 2.8 miles to Forest Road 25. Continue on Forest Road 25 for another 24.3 miles to the junction with Forest Road 99. Turn right onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 9.2 miles to Forest Road 26 and turn right.  The Norway Pass Trailhead will be .09 miles on your left.

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 9.2 miles to Forest Road 26 and turn right.  The Norway Pass Trailhead will be .09 miles on your left.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Backpacking

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles

  Elevation : 
3640' - 4500'

 

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