Trail #237 Blue Horse

Area Status: Unknown

This trail winds through a lodgepole pine forest, crosses an intermittently active mudflow, turns west through a noble fir forest and ends at Toutle Trail #238, 0.7 mile south of Sheep Canyon Trail #240.

The trail leaves Toutle Trail 238 at Forest Road 8100-600. It crosses Forest Road 81 before climbing gently through a lodgepole pine forest and crosses Toutle Trail 238 again in 2.8 miles. The trail continues to climb and then crosses an intermittently active mudflow. It then follows the west side of the mudflow before turning west through a noble fir forest to where the trail ends at Toutle Trail 238 at 0.7 mile south of Sheep Canyon Trail 240. To extend your ride or hike, travel south on Toutle Trail 238, 7.9 miles back to your starting point.

Special Conditions: The upper end of this trail has been buried several times by small mudflows since 1980.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Winter conditions exist; expect snow and ice. Forest Road 81 closed and gated at Cougar Sno-park and Kalama Horse Camp.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer-Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters and Visitor Centers

General Information


From Woodland, WA take state Route 503 east for approximately 28 miles to Forest Road 81. Take a left on Forest Road 81 towards Kalama Horse Camp Recreation Area. Follow Forest Road 81 north for approximately 12 miles to Forest Road 8123. Continue on Forest Road 8123 until it ends at Blue Lake trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

  Elevation : 
2600' - 4000'


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