Trail #230 Coldwater

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Coldwater Trail #230 begins at its junction with Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable) another 2.3 miles from South Coldwater Trail 230A junction.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail may have patches of snow.
Permit Info: A Mount Margaret Backcountry Permit is required for camping in Mount Margaret Backcountry. Permits are available by adavanced reservation only.
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer-Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
  • No pets, livestock or campfires.
  • Camping is allowed in designated campsites only with Mount Margaret Backcountry Permit.
Closest Towns: Toutle, WA; Castle Rock, WA
Restroom: Toilet at Coldwater Lake Day Use
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters & Visitor Centers

General Information


From Castle Rock, drive State Route 504 east 43 miles. Stay right where State Route 504 forks towards the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Continue for 1 mile, turn left at Coldwater Lake Picnic and Boating Site. Take Lakes Trail #211 from boat launch area east for 4.5 miles to it's junction with Coldwater Trail #230. 

Access this trail via: Lakes Trail #211, South Coldwater Trail #230A, or Boundary Trail #1.

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  Area/Length : 
4.9 miles

  Elevation : 
2600' - 5200'


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