Boundary Trail

photo: photo by Pam Van Den Broek

Length: 57.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Rural/Backcountry, in Gifford Pinchot National Forest joins Spirit Lake (near Mt. St. Helens) to Council Lake (near Mt. Adams).
State(s): Washington
Counties: Skamania
Longitude: -122.216965
Latitude: 46.27647

Driving Directions

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Trail passes through open forest, sub-alpine meadow and Mt. St. Helens Blast Zone - open vistas with views of surrounding devastation, debris avalanches, alpine meadows, surrounding peaks and Cascade Volcanoes. Johnston Ridge Observatory near to trail.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Washington Trails Assn.
Website: Trail #1 Boundary
Website: Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jim Nieland
Recreation Planner
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mount St. Helens NUM
42218 Yale Bridge Rd.
Amboy, WA 98601
(360) 247-3946



Winner 2022 NRT Photo Contest, Scenery and Natural Features. Photo by Joanne Wu.

Winner 2022 NRT Photo Contest, Scenery and Natural Features. Photo by Joanne Wu.


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