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Mt. St. Helens National Monument from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour

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  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
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  • Offered in: English


Visit the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument on this guided, full-day, small-group tour from Seattle. Travel just a few miles from the crater to see the steaming volcano. Walk through the park with a naturalist guide and discover how volcanoes are monitored. Learn more about the geological events that transpired during the 1980 eruption. Transportation plus a picnic lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the day are provided. Seattle hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Visit the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
  • Travel just a couple miles from the crater
  • See wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small-group ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • All-inclusive, full-day tour of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
  • TripAdvisor "Hall of Fame" professional naturalist guide. We guarantee you'll love your trip leader!
  • Lovely guided hikes and treks tailored to your group's tastes. Spend lots of time outside.
  • Morning Snack: Local coffee, tea with pastries and fruit.
  • Lunch: Local, organic, beautiful lunch! We'll find a quiet spot outside for a picnic and big views.
  • Snacks: Lots of snacks, sparkling water, and water provided.
  • Transportation in a new Ford Transit van
  • Additional warm clothing available upon request.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your downtown Seattle hotel, Airbnb, or rental.
  • Pick-ups near SeaTac Airport or Tacoma upon request.
  • Mt. St. Helens National Monument entrance fees.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

If you're staying in downtown Seattle (hotel, AirBNB, rental, etc) we'll pick you up! If you're unsure whether your hotel or rental is part of the downtown corridor, give us a call and we can confirm whether your hotel is included! We'll call/text/email you the day prior to the trip to arrange a specific time at your accommodations. We can also arrange pickups near SeaTac or Tacoma upon request.

What To Expect

Mount St. Helens Visitor Center

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Mount St. Helens

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Coldwater Lake

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Johnston Ridge Observatory

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Eruption Trail

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Hummocks Trail

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If you have dietary restrictions, please notify us 48 hours before tour departure
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a sample itinerary - depending on the season or Park conditions, your guide may adjust this itinerary
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How do I arrange pickup for the Mt. St. Helens National Monument from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off wherever you’re staying in downtown Seattle – hotels, Airbnbs, vacation rentals, a private home, etc. Our operations team will connect with you 24 hours prior to your trip to confirm the time and location.

Mar 2021

Q:What should I wear for the Mt. St. Helens National Monument from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:Please wear closed-toe comfortable walking shoes, hiking shoes, or boots and bring a light wind/waterproof jacket. We also recommend dressing in layers, with a non-cotton outer layer (please avoid denim).

Mar 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Mt. St. Helens National Monument from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:A hat and sunglasses are great. Also, your cell phone or camera and any necessary medications are pretty much it! We're happy to take care of everything else!

Mar 2021

Q:Do you have vegetarian options on the Mt. St. Helens National Monument from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:Yes - Please be sure to enter in any special needs/requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate you!

Mar 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Mt. St. Helens National Monument from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:We have built our trips to appeal to all abilities and interest levels, and are rated easy to moderate. Our tours have a maximum of ten guests, which allows your guide to tailor the activity level to your group.

Mar 2021

Q:What happens if it rains on the day of my Mt. St. Helens National Monument from Seattle: All-Inclusive Small-Group Tour?

A:Our guides craft the best itinerary to accommodate the weather. We run our tours rain or shine because the Pacific Northwest is stunning regardless of the weather. Frequently, wet weather only lasts an hour or so before things start to improve again!

Mar 2021

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Featured review
Justin was the best guide ever!! From being very knowledgeable about all things related to Mt St Helens. Lunch was so yummy.


108 reviews
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Awesome Trip.
Barrett_B, Oct 2022
The trip to Mount St. Helens was incredible. The stops at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and the Lewis and Clark State Park were great side stops. The guide provided a lot of interesting information along the way.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Barrett, Happy to hear you had such a great tour of Mount St. Helens! We love the stops at the wildlife refuge as well - such a fun time! Hope to get to travel with you again soon. Cheers, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Cloudy and no view- but still fun and informative
Daniel_W, Sep 2022
Great experience! Tour guide was extremely personable and knowledgeable. A professional in her field- not someone given a crash course and turned loose.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Daniel, Thanks for sharing your tour experience! Happy to hear you had a good time with your guide! Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Terrific Trip with History and Geology
Kimberly_G, Sep 2022
It was spectacular to see Mount St. Helens and surrounding areas. Until you visit it’s hard to imagine the scale of destruction caused by the May 1980 eruption. The tour, hiking and background history and geology were great. Marty was an excellent guide and the ample food and drinks we ate all day were delicious (especially the cookie)!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for sharing! It really is amazing to see the power of the towering Mount St. Helens, but also really cool to see how life has bounced back since the eruption! Glad to hear you had a good time while exploring with us. Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Great visit to Mount St. Helens
Kathleen_P, Sep 2022
The guide was superb. She was very knowledgeable, organized, and sensitive to people's needs and questions. The subject was very compelling and humbling.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thanks for sharing your tour experience! Very happy to hear you had such a good time with your tour guide exploring Mount St. Helens! Those giant mountains really are humbling. Kind regards, DJ Bergquist Guest Experience & Sales Manager | Evergreen Escapes
Don't miss this great Nature trip!
Diane_A, Aug 2022
Just Wow. I was expecting to see barren, black rock but Mt. St. Helen's is a testament to Nature's recovery. Our tour guide, Nate, was awesome! He is a naturalist and went over the whole scenario of what happened leading up to the eruption, which people were expecting but not the actual force, and what happened afterwards. Mt. St. Helens is huge, we were 7 miles away in the observatory and it looked so much closer. In addition to Mt. St Helens the trip also included a trip to a nature preserve and a small hike through an old growth forest. There we saw trees 300-500 years old, it was amazing. Then we had a picnic at Coldwater Lake. Nate was knowledgeable about historic facts as well as the trees and wildflowers - it made a big difference! It was a full day and totally worth it.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for sharing, Diane! I personally love that experience of feeling so small in comparison to the towering Mount St. Helens - it really is awe inspiring. Glad to hear you had a great time exploring and learning about the area from Nate! Cheers, DJ | Evergreen Escapes
The tour is worth the money because they go over and above to give you an exceptional nature experience!
Cathy_H, Aug 2022
Our guide, Sarah Hughes, was exceptional as a tour guide. She went above and beyond to make our experience the best. Our small group of five felt welcomed with the personal touch offered by Sarah. She was the best guide I’ve ever had.. and I’ve been on many tours…
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks for sharing your tour experience, Cathy! Sarah is a great guide, but all of our guides do their best to make everyone on the tour feel welcomed and included. Happy to hear we hit the mark for your tour! Kind regards, DJ | Evergreen Escapes
Excellent intro to the Pacific Northwest and Mt. St. Helens
Peter_G, Aug 2022
Mal was the best of guides, and the trip turned out to be so much more than I had expected. Completely surprised by the breakfast stop in the nature preserve with French press coffee and fresh baked treats. The hike in the old growth forest was an excellent taste of the true Pacific Northwest and an excellent comparIson to the new growth forest surrounding Mt. St. Helens. And once at the Johnston overlook, it was somber, fascinating, majestic, and informative. When lunch was set up, we had tablecloths, cloth napkins, silverware, and pottery plates upon which to enjoy a fresh festival of flavors—Southwestern bean and corn salad, quinoa with edamame, grilled chicken, and savory tofu. It was a long day but a fascinating and most satisfying one. So glad I took this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Peter, Thanks for sharing! The contrast between the old growth and new growth forests here in the Pacific Northwest really is spectacular. Very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us, and we hope to have you adventure with us again soon! Kind regards, DJ | Evergreen Escapes
Excellent Tour
Howard_G, Aug 2022
Excellent tour. We were picked up from our hotel in downtown Seattle, which was very convenient for us. Our guide, Nate, took really good care of us and was very knowledgeable. He led us on a couple of hikes, the best being the one starting from the Johnson Observatory, where we got spectacular views of Mt. St. Helens. We really enjoyed the time we spent with him. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Howard, Thanks for sharing your tour experience with others. We love our guides' energy and passion - happy to hear you did too! Cheers, DJ | Evergreen Escapes
Great Day!
juliemullen1, Jul 2022
What a fantastic day! Our tour guide, Mal, was friendly, knowledgeable, and very considerate of the needs of our group. Our stops were well-planned and customized to our group of 5. We were able to appreciate the beauty of the the scenery, learn about the eruptions, realize the enormous immediate and long-term impact of the 1980 eruption, and take two short hikes. Food and beverages were plentiful. Although breakfast was quite simple, lunch was a picnic with barbecue chicken, fried tofu, lemon pasta, and black bean salad. Everything was delicious!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Julie, Glad you had a good time! Thanks for sharing your tour experience! Cheers, DJ | Evergreen Escapes
Fun and informative experience
Melissa_P, Jul 2022
I had a really food experience, my tour guide Mal was new to the area but very knowledgeable about the events of the eruption and the surrounding area. If she didn’t know she did her best to find out for us. There was a couple on the tour with health challenges but she did a good job managing their needs with the rest of the group that wanted a more active experience. And lunch was also a really good experience, we even had a tablecloth. The food was really good.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Melissa, Glad you had such a good time on your tour! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, and we hope to see you again! Cheers, DJ | Evergreen Escapes
Must-do day trip
Katrina_G, Jun 2022
Sean's willingness and knowledge to answer our questions was incredible! He made everyone, including our kids, feel like any questions were welcome. The scenery and views were incredible!!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Katrina, Thanks for sharing! It's always nice to have a guide who is inclusive and knowledgeable - great views and scenery don't hurt either ;) Hope to have you back with us soon! Cheers, DJ | Evergreen Escapes
Sarif_E, Oct 2021
The entire trip was memorable. Seeing the mountain was breathtaking. The flexibility of our driver was excellent. Beating the clouds and giving us the experience of our view was his priority and we are thankful. His knowledge of the surrounding area was amazing and informative. Lunch was well thought out and beyond what was expected. Overall this experience is without question worth the money. The multiple stops to and from the mountain greatly increased the tours value. Please hike the waterfalls even if it's raining we were the only couple to do this and WOW!! the others missed out, but our driver let us experience this. The only con we can say is we were picked up last which caused us not to have seats next to each other which was important to us. Do to this fact our 5 star rating is reduced to 4.85
Great tour!
Kristen_T, Sep 2021
The tour was really nice. We stopped at several places on the way to Mount Saint Helens. The lunch was fantastic. We learned about the locations we visited. I highly recommend this tour.
Great day!!
Jamie_H, Sep 2021
Justin was the best guide ever!! From being very knowledgeable about all things related to Mt St Helens. Lunch was so yummy.
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Jake, our tour guide was...
Helene_G, Aug 2021
Jake, our tour guide was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable and an all-around great guy! Loved every stop on this trip! Highly recommended!
Not good
Couple, Aug 2021
Was set up for 6:40 meet up time, had about 1hr drive to get there, was 6:20 when I got call they canceled it...and then sent email at 7:20 saying it was canceled. But at least we got full refund.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hello Couple, I am disheartened to see this review come across despite our best efforts to take the two of you out to one of the national parks in Washington State. To provide a bit more context, this tour starts and ends in Seattle, Washington, so given that the guests were staying in an area an hour outside of the city, we are unable to provide pick up options in this region. We offered two meeting times - 6:40a at our office before the guide departed for Downtown while allowing the guests to park for free in one of our spots or 7:30a at our last location in Downtown Seattle where the guests would have to find alternate parking. They chose the former. On the morning of this particular tour our guide woke up feeling unwell and alerted me as soon as possible. Out of concern for the safety of our staff and our guests, we chose to cancel this tour because we take the health of everyone of our travelers very seriously and require all of our guides who are not feeling well to get a COVID-19 test. We called this group as soon as we made this decision to alert them before they departed towards Seattle. During this call, we offered them the option to join us on two alternate tours - our Mt. Rainier National Park tour and our Olympic National Park tour--to move their reservation to an different departure date, or to cancel their reservation with a full refund. The guests chose the last option. The decision to cancel this tour was not made lightly, but was made with the care of our travelers in mind. This is the only time in the past 18 months we have had to cancel a tour for this reason, and we offered multiple alternatives to the various groups on this tour to join us in another capacity. I am sorry that we were unable to provide a Mt. St. Helens experience on this particular date, but we would never risk the health of our guests and our other staff members just to keep a tour open. I hope that these guests and any future travelers who may read this review will understand the difficulty of that decision and our reason for doing so. Kind Regards, Kenzi, Evergreen Escapes
Amazing tour guide & views
Julia_M, Jul 2021
The views where amazing and I learned so much. Our tour guide Elk was outstanding. He taught us so much and was so happy all the time and was so social with everybody.
One For The History Books
Perris_B, Jul 2021
Marty, our wonderful guide (thank you soo much dude!) ensured that we had one awe-inspiring, totally memorable experience—right down to an incredible lunch. This volcanic monument is a must-see while in the Pacific Northwest, and trust us you’ll never forget it. Perris & Kathleen Baxter San Diego, California
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Perris & Kathleen - thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your time out with Marty to Mt. St. Helens! I love to hear that this will be a cherished memory for you two for years to come and hope we may be able to travel together again in the future. Until then, Happy Trails - Kenzi, Evergreen Escapes
Spectacular experience
richard_j, Jul 2021
Hard to pinpoint, all day was tremendous! Plus Justin Fox was a blast, very knowledgeable and professional.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Amazing Mt St Helens
vonda_m, Jun 2021
Eric very knowledgeable guide. Packed with great hikes showing forest before eruption, the mitigating measures for silt diversion, forest recovery, great views of the mountain and a side stop for sasquatch lore.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Glad you had a great time and learned so much during your tour! Thanks for traveling with us! -Kenzi, Evergreen Escapes
Hiking Mt. Saint Helens - Aug 2020
Basma_B, Aug 2020
Our guide “ELK” was very knowledgeable and took his time answering all our questions. The drive from Seattle to Mt Saint Helens was incredible, We were literally driving into the clouds and Elk was amazing driving carefully and making us feel safe but excited at the same time. We were able to see part of the mountain but the clouds didn’t let us see the peak. It didn’t matter to us, we had a great time and an adventure to remember! I would recommend to all my friends and family. Thank you Elk!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Grandson and me
CLAUDIA_A, Aug 2019
Fantastic!! Our guide, Marty, was great. He shared a lot of information about the area. A very nice guy! Highly recommend this company and guide.
Great location, poor tour guide
Melanie_S, Jul 2019
Our tour started with the tour guide at the wrong hotel. She (Janice) was at a different hotel and informed us she would be 30 minute late. Once we were picked up, we finished picking up the rest of the group (there were 7 of us total--3 were in my party). Two of the guests were sick with Pneumonia (their own report) and coughed the ENTIRE time which disrupted the guide. When we asked about whether they should even be on the tour (the rest of us were concerned with getting sick), the guide was dismissive of our concerns. Needless to say, everyone in my party were sick for the remainder of our 11 day holiday. Our tour guide didn't talk much, and couldn't answer questions specifically about Mt. St. Helens due to having just moved to Seattle 2 months earlier. My 10-year old knew more about Mt. St. Helens than the tour guide. Furthermore, she was more concerned with discovering our "spirit flower" rather than learning about the mountain. I learned more about flowers than what I actually came for. Overall, the mountain was beautiful and I was able to learn about Mt. St. Helens thanks to the National Park guides, but was left VERY disappointed by this tour and the guide. I would NOT recommend this tour due to the potential of getting a poor tour guide and the cost incurred with this tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Hi Navigator…: I’m really sorry to hear that your Mt. St. Helens tour wasn’t everything you hoped it would be! It is such a special place and deserves to be showcased in a way that fully explores its power and history. On each of our tours, our goal is to create fun and memorable experiences for all of our guests keeping in mind their diverse interests, and it sounds like we were unsuccessful in creating those moments for you. The combination of late pick-up and miscommunication, sick travelers on board, and an unmet thirst for information would frustrate me as well! We certainly discourage guests from traveling if they are seriously ill – as much for the comfort and safety of our other guests as for their own. We want our guides’ personalities to shine through as they explore Washington with their guests, and perhaps Jann wasn’t the best fit for your group. We will discuss the challenges of this tour with her and come up with some strategies as a team on how to improve. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We cannot go out on every trip with our guides, so it is your feedback that allows us to grow as a team. If it’s okay with you, I would like to give you a call to learn more about your experience and what I can do to make things right! Best, Clare, Evergreen Escapes
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great job!
Anne_L, Sep 2018
Marissa did a great job this week on our trip to Mt. St Helens. She was prompt, on schedule and knowledgeable. Lunch was great and well presented. She did a good job of driving despite heavy traffic. It was a very enjoyable day.
Amazing Experience
Sandra N, Aug 2018
Our tour of the Mount Saint Helens volcano and local landscape provided an opportunity to explore the geography and geology of the area and to experience first-hand the devastation and recovery of the volcano. Our guide, Marissa, was very knowledgable of the area and shared a lot of information regarding the May 18, 1980 eruption. We hiked the Hummocks Trail and a portion of the trail at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, both providing spectacular views of the Tuttle River and the crater on Mount Saint Helens. Evergreen Escapes provides quality transportation, experienced guides with excellent leadership skills, nutritious and delicious food and drinks on their trips. They are well organized, adaptable to special needs and requests and are a first rate organization.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mount St Helen Tour
John H, Aug 2018
We highly recommend this 12 hour tour! Pleasant ride, plenty of beverages and snacks, and a series of stops to make the trek from Seattle more comfortable. One stop at a wildlife refuge and another at a rain forest added more interest to the tour. We pulled over at a few places to take in the view and snap photos. In the National Park, our guide Marissa laid out a wonderful lunch consisting of wine, soft drinks, grilled chicken breasts and several salads (kale, chick pea, and some sort of grain). The Johnson Visitor Center was certainly a highlight of the tour supplying us with a great video, a short hike, and clear views of Mount St Helens. On the way back we saw Mount Rainier, and stopped for a brief walk across the Skyway in Tacoma. A GREAT tour!
Great Experience
Brijesh_P, Jul 2018
Day tour to Mt. St Helens was a great experience. Everything was well planned and prepared for. The tour bus was a large Mercedes sprinter van that was very comfortable. Lunch was solid. The tour itself was very well planned with nice stops along the way to the volcano. The tour guide did a great job keeping everyone engaged by providing good information and fun facts...stuff that you don't get if you go solo without a guide. This tour was unique in the sense that there is more to the visit than just a visit to a national park/ monument. In this case there was a major event in the not too distant past that drastically altered the entire community and landscape. Was very cool to see the contrast between the immediate area around St Helens and the unaffected area leading up to it. Such a unique experience all the way around. I highly recommend it.
This tour was EXCELLENT! Marty was the...
debibear123, Sep 2017
This tour was EXCELLENT! Marty was the best tour guide EVER. He was fun, and informative. The lunch was superb. He showed us more and gave us so much more information than we EVER would have seen on our own. FANTASTIC experience! Thank you!
We enjoy, fun and had a great time the...
Jane Frances Y, Sep 2017
We enjoy, fun and had a great time the tour of Mount St. Helen's volcano. Our tour guide Kevin was AWESOME. Highly recommend to my friends and family.
Amazing experience and would highly...
maroonangel, Aug 2017
Amazing experience and would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Kevin, was awesome and did a great job as both a hiking guide as well as source of information about the surrounding area and the Mt. St. Helens itself. Also, I was really impressed with his coolness under pressure when our van had a flat tire and he changed it to the new tire in less than 30min with a little help from the passengers. What could have been a bummer was no more than a blip in our day.


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