The Toutle Trail transverses five ecozones and is 13.6 miles one way. Like a tree with branches, it connects with eight other Forest Service trails. From the trailhead at Kalama Horse Camp to the end at the Loowit Trail on the south slope of Mount St. Helens, no part of this is trek is too mundane, nor too difficult.
It is the diversity of trail features, dark forests, old growth, and volcano views that makes this a must-hike.
For more detail on the different sections of this trail check out WTA’s hiking guides for Kalama Horse Camp to Red Rock Pass, Red Rock Pass to Blue Lake Trailhead and Blue Lake Trailhead to Loowit Trail.