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DISTANCE: 1/2 mi up, 4 5 mi Havana round-trip; 1 mi down, 1/2 mi round-trip; 62 mi for both.

DURATION: 1 hour up, 2 hours Havana round-trip; 2 hour down, V-1 hour round-trip for Harmony Falls plus more brief options.

DIFFICULTY: Moderate for all. Steady grade, sometimes steeper, narrow, rocky.

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TRIP REPORT: The preeminent first-ever look directly to Mount St. Helens is from the hike to Havana Pass, followed by the separate short walk down to Spirit Lake at Harmony Falls. This is the only lakeside viewpoint, where Harmony Falls actually disappeared after the 1980 eruption when the lake level rose more than 200 ft. A small cascade above the lake is still present and known by the same name.

Independence Pass TH is in between these hikes and worth exploring 5 mi up steeper switchbacks to a high point (or continuing to more vistas), and the drive SW briefly to the end of FR-99 at Windy Ridge Viewpoint (with restroom and access trails, one with several hundred steps up to an expansive view) is a must if visiting the region. Northwest Forest Pass required at all THs, and vault toilets are present at Norway Pass TH and Windy Ridge Viewpoint.

TRAILHEAD: Havana Pass TH and Harmony Falls Viewpoint. Take I-5 N from Portland to exit 21 (Woodland/Mount St. Helens), turn right on Lewis River Road (WA-503) 28 mi to Cougar, then into rougher FR-90 at exactly 31 mi from I-5. Continue on FR-90 less than 20 mi along the third consecutive large reservoir (Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, and Swift Reservoir in that order), stay straight after the last one (just past Pine Creek Information Center) on winding FR-25 N (closed in winter) 25 mi, turn left (SW) on FR-99 for 9 mi, turn right on FR-26 steeper and slightly rougher 1 mi to the sizable parking lot at Norway Pass TH on the left. Harmony Falls Viewpoint is 5 mi farther S from FR-99 on the right, with Windy Ridge at the end of the drive 2 mi more. From Seattle, take I-5 S to exit 127 for WA-512 E to WA-7 S 52 mi, turn left in Morton on US-12 E 17 mi, turn right in Randle on WA-131 S 22 mi into FR-25 S (closed in winter) 17 mi, turn right on FR-99 and follow like above (110 mi, 2V-3 hours from Portland; 125 mi, 3-plus hours from Seattle).

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