Mushroom Foraging

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“This trip is exactly what I wanted! I feel excited to do more mushroom hunting and I feel more equipped with knowledge and skills to navigate the whole experience with more confidence." ~Katharine, 2023 “It was great! It was amazing to be able to see with different eyes the forest and this has changed my way of hiking through the forest forever." ~Edgar, 2023 "I'm hooked! I hike all over and have never noticed mushrooms. Now I see them everywhere!" ~Nicolya, 2023

Come explore the magical kingdom of fungi! Learn how to identify common characteristics of wild edible and inedible mushrooms. Then learn how to harvest many different types of edible mushrooms and cook them into delicious dishes. Plan to get your shoes and hands dirty as you discover the forest's most striking and sometimes delectable offerings.

  • Distance: ~1 mile (1.6 km) cumulative off trail forest walking
  • Elevation Gain:  500 ft (152 m)
  • Duration: 10:00 ~ 4:00 PM
  • Meeting Location: Pine Creek Information Center
  • Minimum Age: 8+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Maximum Group Size: 12
  • Cost: $110/person

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Mount St. Helens Institute operates under a special use permit from the US Forest Service and is honored to work on the Traditional Cultural Property, ancestral and present-day lands of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Mount St. Helens Institute is an equal opportunity provider.