The Mt St Helens Adventure Tour from Portland
Travel to Mount Saint Helens and environs, from Portland, on this ALL-INCLUSIVE tour with a guide who will discuss the geology, ecology, climate, history, and legends of the area, as well as the history of US public lands. Your guide will lead you on hikes near waterfalls, through lava tubes, and within oldgrowth forests.
You will see some of the most unique geological features in North America, including North America's longest continuous lava tube and a lava tree mold forest. Weather permitting, you will be driven to the closest viewpoint into the crater of the volcano, where you will be provided a picnic lunch, overlooking Spirit Lake. No matter how hot the weather, you'll enjoy natural air conditioning as you hike by dramatic waterfalls and through primeval forest. You'll have the option of a dinner/beer stop (own expense) on the way back to Portland. *THIS IS A 12-HOUR TOUR* *We are the only operator in Portland who has sneeze guards between the rows in our vehicle.*Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Mount St. Helens, WA 98649
Travel to Mt. St. Helens and environs with a naturalist guide who will discuss the geology, ecology, climate, history, and legends of the area, as well as the history of US public lands. Your guide will lead you on hikes near waterfalls, through lava tubes, and within oldgrowth forests. Stops both inside and outside of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
Duration: 7 hoursStop At:
Ape Cave Lava Tubes, Cougar, WA, United States, Longview, WA
Traverse North America's longest continuous lava tube! No matter how hot it is outside, the temperature in the cave is a constant 42F (5.5C), so bring layers. Also, be sure to bring shoes that are suitable for scrambling, and wipe those shoes before entering the bats' home so that they don't get white-nose syndrome!
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
WIndy Ridge Viewpoint, Forest Service Rd. 99, Amboy, WA
Weather permitting, we'll take you to the closest viewpoint with a view into the crater that is accessible by vehicle. There you'll have a picnic lunch, and have the opportunity to burn off your lunch by ascending the 357 stairs to a 365-degree view overlooking Spirit Lake, with the mountain looming. If conditions are clear enough, you'll see four stratovolcanoes: St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, and Hood.
Duration: 1 hourPass By:
Johnston Ridge Observatory, 21500 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, WA 98649
Trail of Two Forests Trail, 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Amboy, WA 98601-4601
Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Hwy. 504, milepost 5, Castle Rock, WA 98611
Lava Canyon, South Cascades, Stevenson, WA
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"This tour operates in all weather conditions, and the cave is 42F (5.5C). Please dress in layers."
"We recommend shoes that are suitable for minor rock climbing (i.e. scrambling/bouldering)."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Wear long pants, as there will be opportunities for crawling."
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Duration: 11 To 12 Hours
523 NE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
*We do not guarantee pickup at your hotel, as we consolidate pickups to 3 locations. We also do not do pickups in Hillsboro.* We will contact you the evening prior to confirm pickup location and time.Airports
- Portland Intl Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218
Cancellations and refunds:
- Port of Vancouver USA, 3103 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
- Port of Portland, 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, USA
- Terminal 6, 7201 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97203, USA
- Terminal 4, 11040 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203, USA
- Port of Kalama Marine Park, Kalama, WA 98625, USA
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.