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

Area Status: Unreachable
  
 

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 (area is unavailable) spans 32.4 miles running from Mount St Helens east to Council Lake within Cowlitz Valley area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice.
Permit Info: A Mount Margaret Backcountry Permit is required for overnight camping.  Permits are by advance reservations only.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • No Dogs, livestock, fires or camping.
  • Mount Margaret Backcountry permit is required for over night stays in the backcountry.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Norway Pass Trailhead.
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters and Visitor Centers

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

Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles

  Elevation : 
3640' - 4500'

 

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