• Julee Ward

Guided excursions to Mount St. Helens!

Join the Calvary family on this unique and inspiring tour:

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Contact Mickey Young (503-539-5506) if you have questions or need transportation.


$18 per person or $75 per family (Due on the day of the excursion).

Other fees include $6 per car for a National Forest Day Pass (unless you already own a different type of valid pass), and a $2 per car fee for the South Side Field Adventure to enter Ape Cave.

The Field Adventures are appropriate for all ages. We convoy in our own vehicles. Each tour consists of several stops along the way, a picnic, and a short optional hike. Here are things to keep in mind when coming on a Field Adventure:

  • You will need to be at the designated meeting place at 9:00am.

  • You will need to have a release form filled out for each family or individual.

  • You will need a full tank of gas since we will all be convoying in our own vehicles.

  • Make sure to have proper footwear, water, sunblock, anything for a 2-hour hike.

  • The US Forest Service does not allow pets!

  • The Field Adventure ends at our final destination between 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The West Side is our most popular tour. During this excursion we’ll travel up the Toutle River Canyon as we recreate the events of the eruptions from the 1980s and 90’s. Here are the specifics of this adventure:

  • Meet at the Mount St. Helens Creation Center at 9:00am.

  • An orientation lecture in the Center’s Theater.

  • Harry Gardner Park to see material left by the lahars (mudflows).

  • The Forest Learning Center to view material deposited by the landslide . See the museum and peruse the gift shop.

  • Castle Lake Vista Point will provide an amazing view of the landscape that tells the bigger story of the eruption.

  • Cold Water Lake for a peaceful picnic lunch. Then a very short hike to hear more stories about the eruption and the amazing recovery.

  • Hummocks Trail for an two-mile hike to investigate hummocks, ponds, plants, a canyon carved by the eruptions.

  • Johnston Ridge Observatory provides an amazing view of the crater and canyon systems. There is also a theater, small museum, and gift shop. The tour will end here at 5:00pm.

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