This Terrifying Swinging Bridge In Washington Will Make Your Stomach Drop

The Lava Canyon Bridge is one of the most terrifying swinging bridges you can cross in all of Washington. This cable suspension bridge can be reached by taking the Lava Canyon Trail in the Mount St. Helens area, and it bounces with almost every step the entire way. Do you think you have what it takes to cross this epic swinging bridge? Let’s take a look at what you can expect.

Editor’s Note: Please make sure to check current conditions before hiking. The bridge may be closed to pedestrian traffic at times.

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What do you think? Would you cross this epic swinging bridge in Washington? Yes? Well, you go first…

If Lava Canyon Bridge in Washington is a bit too rich for you blood (and we don’t blame you!), you can still enjoy a delightful bridge-centric experience — minus the heights! This delightfully bizarre Washington landmark known as the Nutty Narrows Bridge is easily one of the most unique experiences in the state! Spoiler alert: this bridge is 60 feet long, and just for squirrels!!

Address: Lava Canyon Trailhead, Cougar, WA 98616, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Swinging Bridge in Washington

May 26, 2021

Are there many pedestrian bridges in Washington?

You crossed the 125-foot-long Lava Canyon Bridge… now what? Well, my friends, it’s time to tackle the Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge, another Washington bridge that will totally take your breath away. Spanning 165 feet high above the glacier-fed Tahoma Creek, this is the longest and highest bridge you can walk over in Mount Rainier National Park. The bridge stretches for almost 200 feet, and consists of a series of wooden planks and cables. Needless to say, the views from above this beautiful bridge are fantastic — that is, if you’re brave enough to walk across!

What are some unique hikes I can take in Washington?

From gorgeous waterfalls to craggy coastlines and hardwood forests, the Evergreen State is nothing if not naturally beautiful. While the above Lava Canyon hike certainly is one of the more unique treks in Washington, there are so many more worth trails worth checking out! One unique, only-in-Washington hike we recommend is the Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss Trail. It’s just a mile long, and will take you through the natural wonder that is Hoh Rain Forest.

Does Washington have any canopy walks?

If the thrill of crossing over Lava Canyon Bridge made you thirsty for more high-flying adventure in The Evergreen State, you’ll definitely want to check out Northwest Trek’s Zip Wild Challenge Courses in Eatonville. The courses here are good for all skill levels, but they aren’t for the faint of heart — or those who are afraid of heights! The “Sensation Course” is suspended 80 feet up in the air, with zip lines and tightrope style crossings throughout. It’s a place that will test your limits in the best possible ways! Over on Camano Island, Canopy Tours NW is an outdoor adventure course located at picturesque 231-acre Kristoferson Farm. This epic course boasts six zip lines, log bridges, and an amazing 47-foot final descent. Thrilling, right?

Address: Lava Canyon Trailhead, Cougar, WA 98616, USA