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Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument

42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601-4601
+1 360-449-7800
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This park is characterized by its dramatic landscape, the result of Mt. St. Helen's spectacular eruption in 1980.
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“johnston ridge” (13 reviews)
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42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd, Amboy, WA 98601-4601
+1 360-449-7800
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First visit. Nature greeted me with a Gale force storm - 2nd of the year I was told. Nearly 50 mph winds. LOTS of rain. The Volcano was shrouded in clouds and you would get glimpses of if every now and then. That is part...More

Thank travel_d2026
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit in 2.5 years...the road was closed after Coldwater Lake. The first time we went to Johnston Ridge and hiked the Truman Trail. This past summer wildfire smoke limited views of the mountain, so we didn’t do much. This time, it...More

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Do not go here when it is foggy. You can not see the volcano. They will take your money, Even though they know you can not see the volcano through the fog. They should not even be open on days that are foggy. Or they...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Spent quite a few hours today at this historic site. The views are spectacular and the local ranger gave a great explanation of the volcano from before and after the historic eruption.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Excellent trail to get view of Mt St Helens on one side of ridge and Coldwater Lake on the other side on a clear day. It is a moderate level of difficulty as it climbs gently uphill to the ridge. You will be able to...More

Thank murraysmom2015
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We expected to spend an hour or so driving through the monument, but this was one of the most interesting things we did on our trip to Washington state. Allow a half day minimum. Fascinating! And be sure to watch the video at the national...More

Thank Beth Ann S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a must see. We spent over 2 hours in the visitor center, about 2 hours in the learning center and another hour or so at the Johnson Ridge Observatory. There is much to learn here and nice trails to walk on.

Thank travelchic24
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Observatory is a must see! We spent about three hours viewing the display items, listening to the ranger talks and viewing the short films. The view of Mt. St. Helen from the observatory is amazing! I highly recommend the ranger talks if you must...More

Thank ttollef
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It is a long drive from the Visitor Centre. But during the drive you have many view points till you reach the observatory. FRom the Observatory take the trail to see the historic monument. It is one of the active Volcanoes and worth visiting. I...More

Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

If you want the shorter and easier route see the lower cave section. The upper cave is longer and more difficult route. We rented lanterns, this cave dose not have lights on the walls with fancy colors about, this is a natural cave all the...More

Thank Deb1028
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20 May 2016|
Response from Steve1362 | Reviewed this property |
The best view of the crater is from the Johnston Ridge Observatory which is at the end of Hwy 504. Both the observatory and the road are open for the season. The other good view is from Windy Ridge but does not look into... More