Two dogs on trail (dogs are not allowed in the National Volcanic Monument)... but well behaved. Got started about 0930. 10.70 miles w/ 1903ft elevation gain. This section of Boundary Trail #1 (area is unavailable) ... Take the side trip to Coldwater Peak and enjoy an outstanding panorama of the beautiful Cascade Mountains and Mount St. Helens' dynamic volcanic landscape. Go left onto Boundary Tr1 and ascend the undulating ridgeline terrain past the Coldwater Peak Tr1G intersection and Saint Helens Lake at 6mi, then pass The Dome at 7.3mi, reaching the Mount Margaret ride summit at 8.9mi. Survey Mount St.Helens’ recovering Blast Zone and get 360-degree, four-peak views from this high perch along the Boundary Trail. Back at the Boundary Trail, continue onward and upward to St.Helens Lake and “Hole-in-the-Wall” for the only reliable shade of the day. Definitely a thigh killer though! Heard coyotes howling on my way down. The trail traversed under Coldwater Peak, and we decided to wait until for the following day to climb when we had reliable water. In about another 3/4 mile you will come to the junction of Trail #1E. Amazing spot to have lunch with views of the other great mountains on the horizon. The hike is moderate with ups and downhills throughout the hike. Saw alot of wildlife. Most of the views were hidden until midday when the lower hanging fog started to clear. The trail was very enjoyable especially since it was out first time hiking at a higher elevation! Drive/Parking: The drive is easy to the observatory parking lot and the lot is huge. Rainier, Mt. Amazing views! Completed 10/8/20 I’d like to say it’s because I spent too much time waiting for sunset pictures, but that isn’t entirely accurate. To continue on to Coldwater Peak, turn left at the Boundary Trail junction and follow the Boundary Trail north for a very scenic half mile to the Boundary-Coldwater Peak Trail Junction. Please see this link for info. Completed 10/8/20 The last spur (Trail #1G) switchbacks steeply up for 0.7 miles, and gains about 700 feet as it climbs to the summit of Coldwater Peak at 5727 feet elevation. Attempted to do this hike solo on Monday 10/5/2020, but there was an exposed rocky, sketchy area (4.08 miles in via Johnston Ridge) I did not want to do solo and in the dark. We had the trail all to ourselves when we hiked on a Monday. I hiked on a sunny, cloudless day and from the peak was able to see four mountains in panorama: Mt. Hiked this trail on 10/25. This is a difficult out and back trail to Coldwater Peak in Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. Pause to frame a panoramic shot of St.Helens Lake in the foreground, Spirit … Beautiful view of the mountain and the after affects of the blast, pyroclastic flow. Visitor Center, movie theater, ample parking. Beautiful views of three mountains and three lakes from the top. Er führt entlang eines Sees, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Margaret. Saw no one on this portion of my hike. Good job fellow hikers! At this point, keep on Boundary Trail #1 which heads north along the west side of St Helens Lake. Coldwater Notch is probably not something you’ll find on many other blogs or in hiking guides, the usual view hike being Harry’s Ridge and the big hike being the summit of Coldwater Peak which lies some 1.5 miles NE and 500′ (900+ effective gain) further out from the notch. You can climb various peaks and viewpoints right off the trail, but this trip report is for climbing Coldwater Peak and hiking up to Harry's Ridge Viewpoint on the way. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (360)449-7800 Trail gets a little busy as you get closer to the visitor center but that is to be expected. 21500 Spirit Lake Highway Horses are also able to use this trail. A lot of signs of wildlife, but no first hand sightings. Dewdrop-spangled lupine: For the past three years, I've driven the long two hours to follow this trail. Mount Adams and Spirit Lake come into view—Coldwater Peak and the Johnston Ridge Observatory, too. Allow plenty of time, carry an ample supply of water (except for occasional snowmelt, it’s a dry trail), and expect to return with a dusty coating of ash on your clothing and gear. Reach the Loowit Viewpoint, a popular pullover for motorists heading to the observatory. The first few miles of this hike snakes around the hills across from the crater on steep hillsides that were scoured by the 600mph blast. Coldwater Peak Hike Info. Adams, Mt. Pferde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt. At.4 miles from the saddle and previous trail junction, turn left at the sign for Coldwater Peak Trail. In the winter time, the area between St. Helens Lake and Coldwater Peak tends to be covered in snow. Logistics + Planning. The trail continued traversing above St. Helen’s lake. To continue on to Coldwater Peak, turn left at the Boundary Trail junction and follow the Boundary Trail north for a very scenic half mile to the Boundary-Coldwater Peak Trail Junction. Survey Mount St.Helens’ recovering Blast Zone and get 360-degree, four-peak views from this high perch along the Boundary Trail. Highly recommend this hike! Absolutely beautiful. I believe the only thing open in the Observatory is the gift shop. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail. It then descends from Mt. Weather was really foggy which made it pretty nice since most of it the trail is exposed. We had the trail all to ourselves when we hiked on a Monday. Amassing views from the peak. A lot of signs of wildlife, but no first hand sightings. Ran into only two other people on the hike so I was the first one out at 9am and alone at the summit! It’s supposed to be a day hike, but I seem to have a way of stretching these things out…so it also took me part of a night to get out of there. At the Boundary-Coldwater Peak Trail Junction, make a left and begin the three-quarter mile ascent to the top of Coldwater Peak. The hike is mostly exposed, so bring at least 2L of water. Saint Helens, Saint Helens Lake, Coldwater Lake, and Spirit Lake from the summit. Some of the best floral displays occur along the Boundary Trail from the Johnston Ridge Visitor Center to Coldwater Peak. Phone: 360-274-2143. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Trail gets a little busy as you get closer to the visitor center but that is to be expected. Amazing views the whole way. It's not until you reach the St. Helens Lake area (formed by the eruption) that more than splintered tree bases can be found. Incredibly windy meaning lots of dust in the eyes. Our plan was to hike the Boundary trail #1 to the Coldwater Peak trail #1E to the summit of Coldwater Peak (5,727'). Phone: 360-274-2143. Our plan was to hike the Boundary trail #1 to the Coldwater Peak trail #1E to the summit of Coldwater Peak (5,727'). This switchbacks up the grassy slopes.6 miles to the summit. Margaret and would be the nearest official campsite. Apr 30, 2018 - The first few miles of this hike snakes around the hills across from the crater on steep hillsides that were scoured by the 600mph blast. We’re on top before we know it, and somehow have the place to ourselves, so we sit on the summit block for lunch and beer, staring down in every direction at the lakes and rivers and valleys that seem to all radiate from our central peak. There was one mountain goat laying on the rocks right at the summit. coldwater peak. Sights to See . There were no other vehicles in the lot. Gorgeous. Started the trail at 2:50am. Back at the Boundary Trail, continue onward and upward to St.Helens Lake and “Hole-in-the-Wall” for the only reliable shade of the day. At a Glance. The strawberries and mountain huckleberries lining the trail slowed our progress as we ate our way across the basin. Rainier, Mt. There were no other vehicles in the lot. One warning - the recent snow and then sunshine meant ice sheets on the rock faces. Highly recommend this hike! It is beyond these paths where you come across the more commonly designed backcountry trails, the trails of which bring you to Coldwater Peak. Well maintained trail. No litter! Cold and windy at the start and windy off and on throughout the ascent. Heard coyotes howling on my way down. A bit of wildfire smoke collecting around the mountain, but not enough to ruin the experience. Trail: well maintained and east to follow signage. The hike is moderate with ups and downhills throughout the hike. After the saddle, the Boundary Trail continues to the north for 0.5 miles along a level section before reaching the turn off to Coldwater Peak. Plenty of herds of Elk were seen running around early morning and a fairly decent amount of mountain goats were seen on the ridges. Saw no one on this portion of my hike. Er führt entlang eines Sees, vorbei an herrl It can be a bit slippery at parts if there is ice/snow packed on the trail. 1 northeast of St. Helens Lake, one camp … Stay right here another.4 miles along the east slopes of Coldwater Peak (between it and St. Helens Lake). 10/10 would recommend. Adams, Mt. St. Helens. Two dogs on trail (dogs are not allowed in the National Volcanic Monument)... but well behaved. Amazing views! Excellent heart pumper to an awesome view reward. Good views and easy to navigate if you've brought a map. Incredibly windy meaning lots of dust in the eyes. Not handicap accessible and would not recommend for young children as the l 3 miles or so you are hiking on a ridge,, with steep drop offs. Run up to Coldwater peak was more of a hike but definitely worth the 3/4 mile. The Boundary trail is amazing. Fully sun exposed although today was incredibly foggy. Regardless, you'll have to take the Boundary Trail from somewhere to get to the beginning of this trail, which is well-marked with a wooden sign. There are about 10 porta johns where the food cart used to be. Anyway, the trail to the top of Coldwater Peak is about 12 miles roundtrip with ~2000 feet cumulative elevation gain. Descend the same way. Coldwater Peak Trail Trail Reports no reports have been added for Coldwater Peak Trail yet, add a trail report . Good job fellow hikers! But although coming close, I'd yet to summit Coldwater Peak. Regardless, you'll have to take the Boundary Trail from somewhere to get to the beginning of this trail, which is well-marked with a … I recommend a very secure pair of sunglasses to shield debris. The trailhead at 8:00 am the temperature was 53 degrees. This 5.9 mile (each-way) hike offers excellent views of Mount St. Helens, the pumice plain, and the surrounding blast zone from its eruption on May 18, 1980. Amassing views from the peak. It's 12.8 miles round trip with 1,900 feet of elevation gain and a high point of 5,727 ft. I recommend a very secure pair of sunglasses to shield debris. Anyway, the trail to the top of Coldwater Peak is about 12 miles roundtrip with ~2000 feet cumulative elevation gain. The trail to the summit consists of simple singletrack switchbacks that are easy to follow and keep the whole ascent a class 1/easy class 2 at most. There was low cloud coverage on the way in, making the last 20 miles slow going (road paved the whole way). Good views and easy to navigate if you've brought a map. Once a piece about the size of a car tire rolled down so close and so fast we had to run back uphill to get out of the way. The trail to the summit consists of simple singletrack switchbacks that are easy to follow and keep the whole ascent a class 1/easy class 2 at most. I believe the only thing open in the Observatory is the gift shop. Started the hike around 6:30 am and was treated to a beautiful sunrise! No litter! On the way, enjoy wildflowers, pass by a natural arch and take in views of St. Helen Lake and Spirit Lake. Although in the midst of the blast zone, the trail is alive with color. On a clear day you can see Mt. Boundary Trail to Coldwater Peak ist ein 11.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Toutle, Washington. Heard elk song from the parking area. The early afternoon sun warmed the rocks and the ice would break off in huge pieces and roll down the hill. Trail: well maintained and east to follow signage. Portions of this part of the trail are steep and little shade is offered. Continue along Boundary Trail #1 past Coldwater Trail and finally to the beginning of Coldwater Peak Trail which is well marked with a wooden sign. Total miles hiked (I did check out other trails.) Hood and Mount Saint Helens. Outstanding hike, gets a bit long at the end. 68 Trip Reports for this trail, below Hike by WTA Correspondents: Steven Payne. Remember leave no trace, pack it in, pack it out and leave the trails better than you found them. Great run. It was challenging but worth the climb. Margaret and then climbs steeply to the Coldwater Peak area and its junction with Truman Trail #207. The trailhead at 8:00 am the temperature was 53 degrees. On a clear day you can see Mt. Bear left and begin the steep, well switch backed climb to the top of Coldwater Peak. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke nur für erfahrene Abenteurer geeignet. Weather was really foggy which made it pretty nice since most of it the trail is exposed. You'll most likely climb Coldwater Peak from the Johnson Ridge Observatory via the Boundary Trail, in which case check out the related "featured hike". Mt. Not busy on a weekday. Nearly no wind at all, but very exposed to the elements (sun, rain, etc) so hikers should come prepared. There was one mountain goat laying on the rocks right at the summit. After 5.5 long miles, you’ll reach the Coldwater Peak Trail. Elk, deer, squirrels and some evidence of big cats. Not handicap accessible and would not recommend for young children as the l 3 miles or so you are hiking on a ridge,, with steep drop offs. From Castle Rock, Washington (I-5 Exit 49) take Spirit Lake Highway (Hwy 504) 52 miles to the end at Johnstons' Ridge. Run up to Coldwater peak was more of a hike but definitely worth the 3/4 mile. Then resume following the Boundary Trail traveling along the south side of Johnston Ridge out of … Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, geklettert und geritten werden. Once a piece about the size of a car tire rolled down so close and so fast we had to run back uphill to get out of the way. 3.2mi: Go right onto Coldwater Tr230 and ascend 1400' over 2.4mi, an 11% grade. High . Continue along Boundary Trail #1 past Coldwater Trail and finally to the beginning of Coldwater Peak Trail which is well marked with a wooden sign. From Castle Rock, Washington (I-5 Exit 49) take Spirit Lake Highway (Hwy 504) 52 miles to the end at Johnstons' Ridge. Plenty of herds of Elk were seen running around early morning and a fairly decent amount of mountain goats were seen on the ridges. Beautiful views even with the Yakama fires. For those looking to completely escape from the crowds, this trail can also take you to Coldwater Peak (12.2 miles total, 1,420-foot elevation gain) or down the arduous trail to Loowit Falls (17 miles total with no backpacking/overnight camping options). It was challenging but worth the climb. At a final elevation of 5,727 feet, the Coldwater Peak trail covers a total distance of 12.2 miles with roughly 2,000 feet in total elevation gain. Fall . Cold and windy at the start and windy off and on throughout the ascent. Be cautious and alert for changing conditions. Took a wrong turn and almost headed down to Coldwater Lake. Hike on the Boundary Trail until you reach the turnoff for Coldwater Peak. 10/10 would recommend. Upon merging onto the Boundary Trail 4.3 miles from the last aid station, runners reach the junction with Boundary Trail where they ran earlier in the day past St. Helens Lake, Coldwater Peak and through the rock arch. Saw alot of wildlife. Toutle, WA 98649. Total miles hiked (I did check out other trails.) The pictures are taken form a hike that starts from the Johnston Ridge Observatory, a facility that documents the 1980 eruption – it is only about 5.5 miles away from the crater that was formerly Mt. Remember leave no trace, pack it in, pack it out and leave the trails better than you found them. Johnston Ridge Observatory Excellent heart pumper to an awesome view reward. The last spur (Trail #1G) switchbacks steeply up for 0.7 miles, and gains about 700 feet as it climbs to the summit of Coldwater Peak at 5727 feet elevation. Make a lovely half-mile traverse above Saint Helens Lake, hiking through a thick carpet of sedges and seeing Mount Rainierpeeking above the Mount Venus ridge. For the final push, expect snow patches year-round and bring some patience for the switchbacks. Amazing views the whole way. Ran into only two other people on the hike so I was the first one out at 9am and alone at the summit! Nobody in my group used trekking poles but I'm sure they would have come in handy. The trail heads east away from the parking area along Johnson Ridge. It's not until you reach the St. Helens Lake area (formed by the eruption) that more than splintered tree bases can be found. Three camps are along Boundary trail No. Trail Guide Best Trails & Photos. The trail continues east to traverse the Mount Margaret ridgeline. Johnston Ridge Observatory 7. As we leave the Boundary Trail and begin ascending Coldwater Peak in earnest, the other Cascades peek over the horizon to say hello. The Forest Service limits backcountry camping north of Mount St. Helens to eight designated spots. Mountain Conditions. One of my very favorites, it's a "must-do" on my summer hiking list. Nearly no wind at all, but very exposed to the elements (sun, rain, etc) so hikers should come prepared. 21500 Spirit Lake Highway Apr 30, 2018 - The first few miles of this hike snakes around the hills across from the crater on steep hillsides that were scoured by the 600mph blast. The trail starts at the east end of the Johnson Ridge parking area (4189') and is paved at first (but not for long). 1 from Johnston Ridge to Coldwater Peak best part of visiting north side of volcano The trail was very enjoyable especially since it was out first time hiking at a higher elevation! The views are panoramic and spectacular. Stay right here another .4 miles along the east slopes of Coldwater Peak (between it and St. Helens Lake). Great run. Toutle, WA 98649. Beautiful views even with the Yakama fires. One warning - the recent snow and then sunshine meant ice sheets on the rock faces. I warmed up pretty quickly though. Preferable season(s) Summer . Fully sun exposed although today was incredibly foggy. You'll most likely climb Coldwater Peak from the Johnson Ridge Observatory via the Boundary Trail, in which case check out the related "featured hike". A bit of wildfire smoke collecting around the mountain, but not enough to ruin the experience. The Boundary trail is amazing. Boundary Trail to Coldwater Peak ist ein 11.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Toutle, Washington. General Day Use Fee . There was low cloud coverage on the way in, making the last 20 miles slow going (road paved the whole way). Attempted to do this hike solo on Monday 10/5/2020, but there was an exposed rocky, sketchy area (4.08 miles in via Johnston Ridge) I did not want to do solo and in the dark. Well maintained trail. Boundary West End Trail to Johnson Ridge Observatory, South Coldwater Trail to Lakes Trail Loop, Mount St. Helens Loop Trail from Windy Ridge, Loowit Falls from Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mount Margaret Backcountry: Lakes, Whittier, Boundary and Coldwater Trails, Panhandle Lake to Snow Lake via Lakes Trail, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. Boundary Trail to Coldwater Peak is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Toutle, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The hike is mostly exposed, so bring at least 2L of water. Coldwater Peak in the distance. Get the app Coldwater Peak Easy/Intermediate. Elk, deer, squirrels and some evidence of big cats. The trail dropped down towards a saddle (5,070 ft), where the boundary trail reaches a junction with the Coldwater Trail 5.2 miles from the trailhead. Jul 9, 2014 - Boundary trail No. Hood and Mount Saint Helens. It can be a bit slippery at parts if there is ice/snow packed on the trail. Forest Road 99 & 26 gated for the winter on the east side, so no access from that side. The trail heads around the west side of the subpeak and ducks down through a natural rock arch to another junction with the Coldwater Trail #230. Coldwater Peak Rate this Hike ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Jason 1 year ago ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Public Tracks. Heard elk song from the parking area. Nobody in my group used trekking poles but I'm sure they would have come in handy. There are about 10 porta johns where the food cart used to be. Die Route ist am besten von Mai bis Oktober zugänglich. Amazing spot to have lunch with views of the other great mountains on the horizon. The first few miles of this hike snakes around the hills across from the crater on steep hillsides that were scoured by the 600mph blast. Took a wrong turn and almost headed down to Coldwater Lake. Absolutely beautiful. Please note there is no water along the way until you get to St. Helens Lake at the foot of Coldwater Peak. Pros. The views are panoramic and spectacular. Boundary West End Trail to Johnson Ridge Observatory, South Coldwater Trail to Lakes Trail Loop, Mount St. Helens Loop Trail from Windy Ridge, Loowit Falls from Johnston Ridge Observatory, Mount Margaret Backcountry: Lakes, Whittier, Boundary and Coldwater Trails, Panhandle Lake to Snow Lake via Lakes Trail, Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, 2020 AllTrails, LLC Alle Rechte vorbehalten. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This 5.9 mile (each-way) hike offers excellent views of Mount St. Helens, the pumice plain, and the surrounding blast zone from its eruption on May 18, 1980. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and horses and is best used from May until October. 10.70 miles w/ 1903ft elevation gain. Be cautious and alert for changing conditions. I hiked on a sunny, cloudless day and from the peak was able to see four mountains in panorama: Mt. Saint Helens, Saint Helens Lake, Coldwater Lake, and Spirit Lake from the summit. The area is completely void of taller trees which makes sense because this area was in the blast zone. Definitely a thigh killer though! Hiked this trail on 10/25. Started the trail at 2:50am. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, horses, and ice climbing and is best used from May until October. Parking Pass. Started the hike around 6:30 am and was treated to a beautiful sunrise! Gorgeous. This is a popular hiking trail and well worth the effort. In the winter time, the area between St. Helens Lake and Coldwater Peak tends to be covered in snow. Outstanding hike, gets a bit long at the end. Got started about 0930. Beautiful views of three mountains and three lakes from the top. Current Conditions: 11/17/2020: Expect snow on the trail. 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