Strawberry Mountain Lookout Site

A trail that traverses the ridge which is the boundary between Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens National Monument. This is a great trail from which to observe the blast zone and some equipment that was destroyed in the blast. At the top of the lookout site you will be rewarded with a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.


  • As with many trails in the Mount St. Helens, there is a lot of exposure.  Be sure to bring plenty of water.
  • For more Mount St. Helen experience, consider combining this hike with Harmony Falls   (2.4 mile2, 650 feet), the only hike to Spirit Lake, and/or Windy Ridge Lookout  (3.0 mile, 600 feet) where you can look down into Mount St. Helens crater.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 4.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • 5,464 ft
  • Green Trails Mount St Helens NVM No. 332S
  • Green Trails Spirit Lake No. 332
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