There is room for a few cars on the side of the road at the Skyline Blvd trailhead (Firelane 15). It's about 1.6mi north of NW Germantown Road on NW Skyline Blvd.
Distance: 7.02 mi
Elevation Gain: 1,713 ft
Avg Pace: 20:26
Moving Time: 2:23:19
Total Time: 2:23:19
This is a milestone: 50th hike of 2021. (309.8 mi hiked & 69,939 ft climbed).
This is my fourth time doing this exact route. I added 1:18 to my moving time but I think I got my best time doing the Steep Sections (Hwy 30 to the Ridge). It's 0.9mi and a 814ft climb. I did it in 22-23 mins.
The Mt St Helens summit is going to be 2.0mi and a 3400ft climb from the start of the Permit Required point on the trail. It's gonna be tough. There's a reason it takes between 6-10 hrs to complete.