Mount Saint Helens

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano most famous for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980 which was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the US. 57 people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railways, and 185 miles of highway were destroyed. A massive debris avalanche caused by the eruption reduced the elevation of the mountain's summit from 9,677 ft to 8,365 ft and replaced it with a 1 mile wide horseshoe-shaped crater. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was created to preserve the volcano and study its aftermath.

Mount Saint Helens SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by xpda

125 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on May 1, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Climbers Bivouac, Moniter Ridge and Worm Flows Winter Route.

Others who’ve summited Mount Saint Helens

  • asamartin
  • Matt
  • NWPeaker
  • travelhiker
  • bradgreene30
  • caledh
  • 200Idaho
  • AllenWAClimber
  • DeAnna
  • davomaso
  • cameronc25
  • jlsmithlv
  • MartinAyling
  • CHillNews
  • abelbell
  • TheIncredibleGulk
  • send2kyle
  • sophie-faxon
  • bsham
  • jess-pdx
  • alpinelily
  • Flyhigh
  • cj_redd
  • hikerchik83
  • krimsonrisch

Routes Used trails & approaches

25% Climbers Bivouac

23% Moniter Ridge

18% Worm Flows Winter Route

15% South Side

7% winter route from marble mount snow park

7% Monitor Ridge

3% Dogs Head


  • tallison1969 tallison1969
    commented on Jan 12, 2012
    Climbed with Roy Sheppard and Scott Sheppard. Great day, lots of boulders, Ash, Chipmunks, and a little volcanic steam at the top.

SNAPSHOTedit info


8,365 ft / 2,550 m


4,606 ft / 1,404 m

Height Rank Range



Washington, United States

Summited by

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  • scott
  • asamartin
  • xpda
  • OldNo.7
  • Matt
  • cbeich
  • NWPeaker
  • travelhiker
  • bradgreene30
  • caledh
  • kabelme
  • 200Idaho

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