Trail #211 Lakes

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Lakes Trail # 211 begins at Coldwater Lake Boat Launch and follows the northwest shore passing through blown down trees, wildflowers, and alder thickets. Deer, elk, and coyotes often use the trail, traveling between feeding grounds. Minnie Peak and its impressive rocky summit frame the valley to the north. Lakes Trail #211 follows the shoreline until reaching the head of Coldwater Lake, 4.5 miles from the trailhead. The junction with Coldwater Trail #230 is 0.5 mile from the head of Coldwater Lake.

Continuing northeast from the junction with Coldwater Trail #230, Lakes Trail #211 enters Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable), 3.1 miles from Norway Pass Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/03/2019: Trail is snow-free.
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Spring-Sumer-Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Off trail travel prohibited.
  • Day Use Only.
  • No pets, camping, fires or livestock.
  • Mountain Bikes are allowed for the first 4.5 miles from the Coldwater Boat Launch to the Coldwater Trail Junction.
Closest Towns:  Toutle, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters and Visitor Centers

General Information



Coldwater Lake Boat Launch or Coldwater Trail #230 via South Coldwater Trail #230A.



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  Area/Length : 
4.5 miles

  Elevation : 
2500' - 2700'


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