The Mount St. Helens Institute is dedicated to helping people of all ages gain an understanding of the natural processes and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic landscapes. The Mount St. Helens Institute is proud to operate under a special use permit from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.
To learn more about our exploration programs click on the links below.
Join our mountain guides on an unforgettable adventure up to the crater rim of Mount St. Helens
Hike with a geologist on this bucket-list adventure to where few others go- into the crater!
Join us for a field seminar to learn about the wild wonders of Mount St. Helens
Leaving from Windy Ridge, climb to the incredible and one-of-a-kind view of the Crater Glacier
Backpack the Loowit Trail!
Purchase a permit and summit the volcano!
Explore Mount St. Helens’ scenic wintry areas with us