Trail #230A South Coldwater
This 3.1 mile trail travels from State Route 504 on the south side of Coldwater lake to meet Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable) 2.3 miles from South Coldwater Trail 230A junction.
Logging operations were active on South Coldwater Ridge during the spring of 1980. Several pieces of heavy logging equipment were at logging sites on May 18th and were destroyed by the blast. About 1 mile from the trailhead, you will see a bulldozer and mangled yarding tower. Blasted logs and toppled trees attest to the lateral blast’s speed and force. The trail steadily climbs to its junction with Coldwater Trail #230 offering views of Mount St. Helens, Coldwater Peak, and Coldwater Lake.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||03/25/2022: Though it may be spring at lower elevations, there is still snow on the forest. Many trails will still have snow on them, usually into July, especially at higher elevations.|
|Fees:||No fee or pass required. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.|
|Permit Info:||A Mount Margaret Backcountry Permit is required for overnight camping in the Mount Margaret Backcountry. Camping is allowed in designated sites only and by advance reservation.|
|Closest Towns:||Toutle, WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
From Toutle, WA travel east on State Highway 504 for about 36 miles.
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