Thirty-seven years ago, two campers found themselves in the path of volcanic mudflow after the volcano erupted. Now they bring their story to the small screen.
The National Volcanic Monument turns 35. Thanks, Reagan!
A trio of nearby peaks beckon—here’s how beginners can start their ascent.
From the birth of the beast to its explosion in 1980 through its 21st-century rumblings, we offer a look back at the mountain's major moments.
How to take the ultimate shot of the peak, the crater, and the wildlife around the mountain.
LITERATURE FROM THE BLAST ZONE
Legendary Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin offers a perspective on the blast and changing landscape of Mount St. Helens.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Whether you're scouting for a family-friendly stroll or a three-day backpacking challenge, we've rounded up the best hiking opportunities on the volcano's west, east, and south sides.
Aaron Scott and Maya Seaman
An aerial view of the mountains attractions, and a step-by-step approach to summiting the volcano.
Ecologists reflect on the rebirth of the mountain after its modern eruptions—and a field guide to its wildest residents (yes, including Sasquatch).
Inside the events of May 18, 1980—and scientific insight on when it could happen again.
Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie
We explore the mountain's top trails and campgrounds, history and lore, and take in in-depth look inside the historic eruption.