Norway Pass

A 4.5 mile trail with fantastic views of Mount Saint Helens, Spirit Lake and the Mount Margaret backcountry area. This trail is a great outing to view the destruction and regrowth that continues to happen around the Mount Saint Helens blast zone.

getting there

From Randle, drive south on Forest Road 25 to its junction with Forest Road 99 (found just past Iron Creek Falls). Turn right (west) onto Forest Road 99 and drive 9.2 miles before turning right (north) onto Forest Road 26. Continue about 1 mile on Forest Road 26 to the Norway Pass trailhead.


Once you reach Norway Pass walk about 0.1 mile south on the Independence Pass Trail. This short side-trek opens up views southeast to Windy Ridge.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 860 ft
  • 4,500 ft
  • Green Trails Spirit Lake No. 332

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