Day trip

Portland: The Mt. St. Helens Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Terran Travels

Portland: The Mt. St. Helens Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Terran Travels

From US$ 295 per person

Marvel at the sublime magnificence of Mt. St. Helens, hike through an oldgrowth forest, spelunk through a lava tube, and enjoy waterfalls on this small group tour through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 11 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a viewpoint into the crater of sublime Mt. St. Helens
  • Gaze at crystalline waterfalls
  • Spelunk through one of the longest lava tubes in North America
  • Hike through enchanting oldgrowth forest
  • Relax with an all-inclusive excursion
Full description
Spend a full day crawling, climbing, and hiking with your professional guide as you experience Oregon's natural surroundings up close. Travel north of Portland along the lower Columbia River, known for 18th-century Spanish, American, and British explorers, and the Chinookan people. Crawl through a lava tree mold during a 20-minute hike in a landscape reminiscent of a fairy-tale amusement park, before beginning your descent into Ape Cave, one of the longest continuous lava tubes in North America. Spend 1-2.5 hours exploring this cave, named for a purported Sasquatch attack. Weather permitting, you will spend an hour at the closest viewpoint into the crater of the volcano, where you will eat a picnic lunch, overlooking Spirit Lake. Here, if there are no clouds, walk up the 437-step staircase to get a photo of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and of course, Mt. St. Helens. Before returning to Portland, you'll make additional 5-to-30-minute stops to enjoy vistas, hike through oldgrowth forest, and admire a waterfall. Throughout the day you'll learn about the geological history that shaped Mt. St. Helens and the Cascadia region.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Portland
  • PA system to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Headlamps
  • Gratuities
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with heart problems
    • People afraid of heights
    • People with vertigo
    • People with respiratory issues
    • People with epilepsy
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)
    • People with haemophilia
    • People prone to seasickness
    • People with low level of fitness
    • People with pre-existing medical conditions
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hiking shoes
    • Long pants
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    •  This tour operates in all weather conditions, and the cave is 42F (5.5C). Please dress in layers
    •  Please wear shoes that are suitable for minor rock climbing (i.e. scrambling/bouldering)
    •  Wear long pants, as there will be opportunities for crawling
    •  If weather does not allow mountain visibility, a modified itinerary will take you to bonus stops
    •  Visibility of the volcano cannot be guaranteed
    • The vehicle features sneeze guards between each row

    Product ID: 285052