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Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (South)

Johnston Ridge (Mt. St. Helens)

Skamania County, Washington

Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Fees: NW Forest Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4000'-4400'

Current status (as of 4/19/24): closed

Notes: The road to Johnston Ridge Observatory is closed due to a landslide on SR 504 in May 2023. (It's still possible to walk up to Johnston Ridge from the Hummocks Trailhead, but it's a long hike.)

Peak wildflower bloom on Johnston Ridge is typically from early June through July into early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from late May until late August.*

Typical year:

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.