Eruption Hike

Traverse the ridgeline that separates the blast zone from the standing dead and hear first-hand accounts of the eruption on May 18, 1980, 40 years ago. We will hike up to Harry's Ridge, named after the lovable curmudgeon who lived along Spirit Lake, where a clear day reveals the breathtaking panorama of this active volcano. Beginning and ending at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Participation in this hike includes entry to this world-class visitor center.

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021
  • Saturday, July 17, 2021
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021

Distance: 8.2 miles 
Elevation Gain: 970 ft  
Duration: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Meeting Location: Johnston Ridge Observatory
Minimum Age: 8+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Maximum Group Size: 10
Cost: $92

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