THE MT. ST. HELENS ADVENTURE TOUR!

MAY 15 - OCTOBER 31

$319 / Person

**ALL-INCLUSIVE**

8:00 AM DAILY 12 HOURS

Travel to Mt. St. Helens and environs with a guide who will discuss the geology, ecology, climate, history, and legends of the area, as well as the history of US public lands. Your guide will lead you on hikes near waterfalls, through lava tubes, and within oldgrowth forests.

You will see some of the most unique geological features in North America, including North America’s longest continuous lava tube and a lava tree mold forest. Weather permitting, you will be driven to the closest viewpoint into the crater of the volcano, where you will be provided a picnic lunch, overlooking Spirit Lake. No matter how hot the weather, you’ll enjoy natural air conditioning as you hike by dramatic waterfalls and through primeval forest. You’ll have the option of a dinner/beer stop (own expense) on the way back to Portland.

DETAILS

$319 per person 

MAY 15 – OCTOBER 31:
8:00 AM – 8:00PM

Transportation: We consolidate to 3 pickup locations, but we do what we can to keep it a short commute from your hotel.

TOUR INCLUDES: 

  • Professional guide

  • Lunch

  • Water & Snacks

  • Headlamps

PLEASE BRING:

  • Money: Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour (always appreciated)

  • Layers: Long pants and an extra layer for Ape Cave, which is 42 degrees Fahrenheit (5.6 degrees Celsius) year-round

  • Miscellaneous Gear: Shoes that are suitable for scrambling, hat (depending on weather), sunglasses, sunscreen (if sensitive), camera

Itinerary

This is a typical itinerary for this product:

Stop At: Mount St. Helens, WA 98649

Travel to Mt. St. Helens and environs with a naturalist guide who will discuss the geology, ecology, climate, history, and legends of the area, as well as the history of US public lands. Your guide will lead you on hikes near waterfalls, through lava tubes, and within oldgrowth forests. Stops both inside and outside of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Ape Cave Lava Tubes, Cougar, WA, United States, Longview, WA

Traverse North America’s longest continuous lava tube! No matter how hot it is outside, the temperature in the cave is a constant 42F (5.5C), so bring layers. Also, be sure to bring shoes that are suitable for scrambling, and wipe those shoes before entering the bats’ home so that they don’t get white-nose syndrome!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trail of Two Forests Trail, 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Amboy, WA 98601-4601

A lava mold forest. Walk through a wonderland of wells and tunnels, that’s hard to pull kids away from.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: WIndy Ridge Viewpoint, Forest Service Rd. 99, Amboy, WA

Weather permitting, we’ll take you to the closest viewpoint with a view into the crater that is accessible by vehicle. There you’ll have a picnic lunch, and have the opportunity to burn off your lunch by ascending the 357 stairs to a 365-degree view overlooking Spirit Lake, with the mountain looming. If conditions are clear enough, you’ll see four stratovolcanoes: St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, and Hood.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Johnston Ridge Observatory, 21500 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, WA 98649

The place where Dave Johnston got on the radio and yelled “Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!”, the fateful morning of May 18, 1980.

Pass By: Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Hwy. 504, milepost 5, Castle Rock, WA 98611

The visitor center with the most detailed history and geology of Mt. St. Helens.

Pass By: Lava Canyon, South Cascades, Stevenson, WA

A fairytale landscape of sapphire waterfalls and blue-grey andesite that were scoured and smoothed by the 1980 lahar resulting from the rapid melting of the Shoestring Glacier by pyroclastic flows.

Pass By: Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center, Hwy. 504, milepost 43, Amboy, WA

The visitor center that provides a special retro experience, with a movie about Mt. St. Helens circa 1985, and a 1990s-era Disneyland Haunted Mansion-style park ranger statue, who will give you a lecture.

Client Reviews

Excellent
Based on 21 reviews
Nagalingeswaran Veerapa
Nagalingeswaran Veerapa
2023-03-08
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It was last minute decision for and glad took the tour. Marcus was very informative ( and great chat as well) with regards to Portland history and also it the geological landscapes ( very interesting if you are keen on the subject) of the area that we are visiting. He also does explain the native cultural narrative of Mount Hood (WyEast) , Mt.Adams and Mt Helens. He also shows apart from the famous waterfalls ( Multnomaf Falls) , there are other water falls when passing by. Also, watch out for some beaver bridge which he will occasionally show when there is one. As for wine tasting, it was 1st time experience for me. All in all ( my main take is the Mount Hood/Timberline and others were a bonus for me) , if you would like to relax and enjoy the scenery, this is recommended. Please take note the timing and distance.
Charles Althoff
Charles Althoff
2022-11-05
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Our driver was professional and fun. We had a great time!
Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez
2022-10-22
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Tour guide was very informative and best parking to meet up with the tour guide is Paramount Hotel.
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
2022-08-25
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What an amazing tour company!! I booked a wine tasting tour around Hood river and Mt. Hood for my girlfriends birthday and Terran Travels and Ben, our tour guide, did not disappoint! Ben was very friendly and informative of all of the areas we went through. The places we stopped at were all very nice with very tasty wines, and we even stopped at a little farmers market place which was very cool and we loved it! Ben went out of his way to make sure my girlfriends special day was even more amazing and I can not thank him enough! This tour is truly unforgettable and we will definitely return! Thank you Terran travels and Ben for the amazing tour and for making my girlfriends birthday even more amazing!
Tom Penn
Tom Penn
2022-07-03
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Great tour with terran - very knowledgeable tour guide and a full packed day!
Pauline Daly
Pauline Daly
2022-02-16
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Highly recommend this tour. Spend a day on a hike to ten falls trail silver falls and afterwards went wine tasting. First of all Marcus our tour guide was punctual and a very pleasant guy. He drove us up to the falls and was a mind of information regarding terrain, geology weather influences and local history. We arrived and were brought on out trail. He was so patient as I love taking pictures and he waited patiently for me to get the shots I needed. Stopping along the way to point out the habitat and influences of other species and history of the formation of the park. We were treated to beautiful scenery and spectacular waterfalls. On completing hike Marcus had a beautiful packed lunch ready for us. It was so tasty and went down a treat. We packed up and proceeded to the wine tasting. On our journey Marcus was a mind if information regarding grapes, weather, terrain types of wine associated with the region. We visited two places of interest and enjoyed the experience. Dropped off to our hotel and didn't have the worry of having to drive as we enjoyed our wine. If you are in the Portland area and need a good guide Marcus is your man.a gentleman and a encyclopedia of facts and information. Will be my first choice when I'm back again.
Jitain Raheja
Jitain Raheja
2021-09-08
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We took the Coast tour with Marcus today.. We loved the tour... Marcus was very Professional and shared quite a few insightful details along the drive.. the itinerary was good and we got to see a few beautiful points of view... it was relaxed... we didn't feel rushed... the weather was beautiful and it def made our day... would definitely recommend them.
Elizabeth Stelz
Elizabeth Stelz
2021-08-10
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Took 2 tours... Willamette valley wine tour (3 wineries with lunch) and Mt Hood with 2 wineries and a couple of other stops. Note that these tours do not include the tasting fees. Both tours were very enjoyable.
Melanie Belote
Melanie Belote
2021-07-16
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We had Phil, who was very well researched and knowledgeable on the city! He was very courteous, and spoke in a clear and concise manner! Very easy to understand and he answered all our questions. I'm glad we took the tour, because I would not have been able to navigate the city traffic.
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