Butte Camp

A trail is on the south side of Mount St. Helens that wanders through lava flows, pumice plains full of wildflowers, huckleberries and old growth forest. It leads to a viewpoint with views of Mount Hood, the south side of Mount St. Helens and the Indian Heaven and Trapper Creek Wilderness areas.

getting there

Take Exit 21 (Woodland) off of I-5 and drive 36 miles east on SR-503 which becomes Forest Road 90 just past Cougar. Turn left onto Forest Road 83, drive 3 miles, turn left onto Forest Road 81, and drive 2.9 miles to the trailhead (3,100 ft).


  • The trail is open to mountain bikers.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft
  • 4,750 ft
  • Green Trails Mount St Helens NVM No. 332S
  • Green Trails Mt St Helens NW No. 364S
  • Green Trails Mt St Helens No. 364
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