ElevationAscent: 326' 99 m
Descent: -159' -48 m
High: 4,741' 1,445 m
Low: 4,416' 1,346 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A short dead-end trail offering excellent views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Spirit Lake, and glimpses of Mt. Hood.”— Trail Run Project Staff
There is zero shade along this route.
Harry's Ridge climbs up a clear open ridgeline, following more of a squiggle-route than switchbacks as the slope isn't super steep. It gets flatter as you progress while the views get better. After a short distance you'll be treated to an awesome view of Mount Adams over Spirit Lake. Look for the massive flotilla of logs knocked down by the 1980 blast on the lake far below. You'll also start getting glimpses of Mount Hood to the southeast of Saint Helens as you climb higher. Of course Saint Helens dominates this region! You can take the trail to the end or turn around when you're satisfied, but you'll have to retrace your steps to get back to whatever trailhead you started at.
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