Johnson Ridge Small Wild Area (SWA) is approximately 100 acres in size and located on Cherokee Reservoir. The trail crosses debris avalanche deposits before beginning the steep and steady climb of Johnston Ridge. The hike ends at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, where you can learn about the eruption and its aftermath both inside the building and on the short Eruption Trail. The Johnston Ridge Trail offers Wilderness access along a nine mile, difficult trail. Pay attention to the fact that there's a $100 fine for leaving trails in this area of the Mt. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail. The trail is the perfect place to contemplate the power and devastation that the May explosion exacted on both the mountain and the neighboring area. If you are looking for a mellow trail with breathtaking mountain views, lakes, wildflowers, and valleys without all the crowds, then Harry's Ridge in Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is one to check out! The grade eventually eases and the way becomes real trail gently marching along Johnson Ridge. Turn right onto the spur and continue a few hundred feet to the road’s end at the trailhead. Prior to the June 1992 wilderness legislation, this was a popular motorcycle trail. Trail Guide ~ Hiking & Biking in Johnson County With trails located throughout Johnson County, you'll have a hard time picking your favorite! Elk can often be seen around the junction, grazing in the grassy meadows. Website. Directions to johnson-ridge-242499 trailhead (34.638640, -119.042120) update trails status or condition Johnson Ridge Trail Reports. From the ridge, peer down onto the tundra-like landscape below and you are likely to spot at least one heard of the roughly 12,000 Roosevelt elk that call the monument home. Turn right onto #6520 and drive about 7.0 miles to spur road #6526. no reports have been added for Johnson Ridge yet, add a trail report. Thibodaux, LA 70301. US Highway 2 to Beckler River Road. Johnson Ridge Trail. Katy 3 months, 1 week ago Scorpion mountain(8/7/20, 10:33:01AM) joe 3 months, 3 weeks ago Scorpion Mountain and Sunrise Mountain. Continue on #65 for 6 miles to the junction with Johnson Ridge Road #6520. frostyboy 3 months ago Johnson Ridge & Scorpion Mtn . The Boundary Trail starts at its intersection with the Hummocks Trail 229, 0.5 mile east of the Hummocks Trailhead. In 2009, State Parks’ Recreational Trails Program funding was awarded to construct a separate third of a mile section of trail, named the Lower Johnson Ridge Trail, for one of the steepest sections of the Bay Area Ridge Trail at Hood Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve. It is comprised of various habitats; upland hardwoods covers the majority of the area, two wetlands are present, and the ridge top is a dry pine-oak forest dotted with rock outcrops. This stretch of trail also shared the park driveway. The trail starts out at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, where you will be greeted with amazing views of Mount St. Helens and it's blast zone. Johnson Ridge Trailhead, Snohomish County to Northeast 175th Street, Baring, WA, USA. It is now open only to horseback riders and hikers. Share. From the trailhead at Mutau Flat, located on the Mt. Enjoy outstanding views east of the meadow-cloaked high-country embracing the Cascade Crest with snowy sentinel Glacier Peak watching over. 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