Aug 20, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Backcountry Rise

State Hwy 504

Toutle WA, 98649


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Entry Fee $95
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $190
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 20M
  • 50K
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 650

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2017


Welcome to a majestic backcountry rising from the ashes of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. With its sapphire lakes, rugged, toothy peaks and wildflower-blanketed slopes, the Mt. Margaret Backcountry on the north side of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument provides an unforgettably unique and stunning trail race experience. The power and resilience of Mother Nature is truly on full display here in the backcountry.

Backcountry Rise includes two different challenging and remote loop courses: a 50K, a 20 miler and half marathon. Both distances start and finish at the spectacular Mt. St. Helens Science & Learning Center, itself originally designed as an observatory, perched on the slopes above Coldwater Lake. Each race offers big climbs, sweeping descents and stunning ridgeline views of the surrounding Cascade Volcanoes, high mountain lakes, rushing creeks and abundant wildlife, especially resident mountain goats, elk and many more.



Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 20, 2022

Held on Jul 17, 2021

Held on Aug 29, 2020

Held on Sep 07, 2019

Held on Aug 01, 2018

Held on Sep 02, 2017

Event Results

View 2017 Results