Learn more about climbing Mount St. Helens! Here you'll find info on climbing permits, current conditions, and how to prepare for your trip.
Here's all the info you need to #RecreateResponsibly, and find out what's open at Mount St. Helens.
Browse and inquire about private programs in 2020. We are offering Summit Climbs, Glacier Overlook Hikes, Eruption Hike, Loowit Falls Loop, and Mushroom Foraging; dependent on local, state, and federal orders and recommendations.
Can't join us this year? Check out our offerings for 2021! Registration information will be available in November 2020.
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.