Trail #72 Cold Springs


Morrison Creek Area Trail Map

General trail guide for Morrison Creek Area in Mt Adams Vicinity. Trails include: Snipes Mountain #11, Gotchen Creek #40, Buck Creek #54, Pine Way #71, Cold Springs #72, Crofton Butte #73, and Salt Creek #75.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This moderately used trail is located on the lower southern slopes of Mt. Adams. The trail descends through lava flows and young forests, forming an access route between Gotchen Creek Trail #40 and Cold Springs Camp located near the timberline on Mt. Adams. This trails features include wildflower viewing and the A.G. Aiken Lava Flow. Much of the trail travels through an area heavily burned in the Cold Springs and Cascade creek fires of 2008 & 2012.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/13/2020: Open
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Closed to All Motorized Use.
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required, if accessed from Cold Springs Campground.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


Trail can be accessed from Cold Springs campground just south of the Mt. Adams Wilderness where South Climb trail #183 and Cold Springs trail #72 depart, Gotchen Creek Trail #40, or Forest Road 8040500.



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  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

  Elevation : 
3700 - 5600