Saw alot of wildlife. Current Conditions: 11/17/2020: Expect snow on the trail. Beautiful view of the mountain and the after affects of the blast, pyroclastic flow. Visitor Center, movie theater, ample parking. On a clear day you can see Mt. It's not until you reach the St. Helens Lake area (formed by the eruption) that more than splintered tree bases can be found. 3.2mi: Go right onto Coldwater Tr230 and ascend 1400' over 2.4mi, an 11% grade. Ridge Camp is located on Trail 230 between Coldwater Peak and Mt. Sights to See . The trail continued traversing above St. Helen’s lake. Gorgeous. But although coming close, I'd yet to summit Coldwater Peak. Cold and windy at the start and windy off and on throughout the ascent. Trail: well maintained and east to follow signage. 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. Saint Helens, Saint Helens Lake, Coldwater Lake, and Spirit Lake from the summit. 5.6mi: (Return to TH if biking). The hike is moderate with ups and downhills throughout the hike. I recommend a very secure pair of sunglasses to shield debris. The Forest Service limits backcountry camping north of Mount St. Helens to eight designated spots. 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. Pferde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt. Saw no one on this portion of my hike. Total miles hiked (I did check out other trails.) Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, geklettert und geritten werden. 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. The trail was very enjoyable especially since it was out first time hiking at a higher elevation! Boundary Trail to Coldwater Peak ist ein 11.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Toutle, Washington. Coldwater Peak Rate this Hike ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Jason 1 year ago ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Public Tracks. I believe the only thing open in the Observatory is the gift shop. 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. mariahdormaier 1 year, 1 month ago Track (8/9/19, 07:01:13) jneme1 1 year, 1 month ago Coldwater Peak. 68 Trip Reports for this trail, below Hike by WTA Correspondents: Steven Payne. Definitely a thigh killer though! Amassing views from the peak. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (360)449-7800 General Day Use Fee . 1 northeast of St. Helens Lake, one camp … The trailhead at 8:00 am the temperature was 53 degrees. 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). 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. Margaret and would be the nearest official campsite. Absolutely beautiful. There was low cloud coverage on the way in, making the last 20 miles slow going (road paved the whole way). Pros. Survey Mount St.Helens’ recovering Blast Zone and get 360-degree, four-peak views from this high perch along the Boundary Trail. Definitely a thigh killer though! Adams, Mt. Amazing views the whole way. The Boundary trail is amazing. I hiked on a sunny, cloudless day and from the peak was able to see four mountains in panorama: Mt. Our plan was to hike the Boundary trail #1 to the Coldwater Peak trail #1E to the summit of Coldwater Peak (5,727'). Heard elk song from the parking area. One warning - the recent snow and then sunshine meant ice sheets on the rock faces. Pause to frame a panoramic shot of St.Helens Lake in the foreground, Spirit … Adams, Mt. Heard coyotes howling on my way down. High . Hiked this trail on 10/25. It's 12.8 miles round trip with 1,900 feet of elevation gain and a high point of 5,727 ft. 10.70 miles w/ 1903ft elevation gain. Trail gets a little busy as you get closer to the visitor center but that is to be expected. Nearly no wind at all, but very exposed to the elements (sun, rain, etc) so hikers should come prepared. Rainier, Mt. The early afternoon sun warmed the rocks and the ice would break off in huge pieces and roll down the hill. Stay right here another .4 miles along the east slopes of Coldwater Peak (between it and St. Helens Lake). Excellent heart pumper to an awesome view reward. In about another 3/4 mile you will come to the junction of Trail #1E. Anyway, the trail to the top of Coldwater Peak is about 12 miles roundtrip with ~2000 feet cumulative elevation gain. Reach the Loowit Viewpoint, a popular pullover for motorists heading to the observatory. There was one mountain goat laying on the rocks right at the summit. Good views and easy to navigate if you've brought a map. 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". 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. On the way, enjoy wildflowers, pass by a natural arch and take in views of St. Helen Lake and Spirit Lake. Amazing spot to have lunch with views of the other great mountains on the horizon. Be cautious and alert for changing conditions. Gorgeous. Coldwater Peak in the distance. 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. 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. Get the app Coldwater Peak Easy/Intermediate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and horses and is best used from May until October. Amazing views the whole way. Good job fellow hikers! Please see this link for info. 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. 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. Beautiful views even with the Yakama fires. Highly recommend this hike! 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. At a Glance. Plenty of herds of Elk were seen running around early morning and a fairly decent amount of mountain goats were seen on the ridges. 7. Mountain Conditions. Nearly no wind at all, but very exposed to the elements (sun, rain, etc) so hikers should come prepared. The Boundary trail is amazing. 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 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. 21500 Spirit Lake Highway Heard coyotes howling on my way down. Heard elk song from the parking area. 10/10 would recommend. Be cautious and alert for changing conditions. I warmed up pretty quickly though. At this point, keep on Boundary Trail #1 which heads north along the west side of St Helens Lake. The route goes around St. Helens Lake at the base of Coldwater Peak and then turns east again to climb the ridge to Mt. Er führt entlang eines Sees, vorbei an herrl Elk, deer, squirrels and some evidence of big cats. The strawberries and mountain huckleberries lining the trail slowed our progress as we ate our way across the basin. Incredibly windy meaning lots of dust in the eyes. Trail Guide Best Trails & Photos. 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. Phone: 360-274-2143. It then descends from Mt. A lot of signs of wildlife, but no first hand sightings. Toutle, WA 98649. Mt. Coldwater Peak Hike Info. Run up to Coldwater peak was more of a hike but definitely worth the 3/4 mile. The area is completely void of taller trees which makes sense because this area was in the blast zone. Saint Helens, Saint Helens Lake, Coldwater Lake, and Spirit Lake from the summit. Hike on the Boundary Trail until you reach the turnoff for Coldwater Peak. The hike is mostly exposed, so bring at least 2L of water. 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. Ran into only two other people on the hike so I was the first one out at 9am and alone at the summit! Weather was really foggy which made it pretty nice since most of it the trail is exposed. Fall . 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. A bit of wildfire smoke collecting around the mountain, but not enough to ruin the experience. We had the trail all to ourselves when we hiked on a Monday. The hike is mostly exposed, so bring at least 2L of water. There were no other vehicles in the lot. It was challenging but worth the climb. Total miles hiked (I did check out other trails.) The trail continues east to traverse the Mount Margaret ridgeline. It is beyond these paths where you come across the more commonly designed backcountry trails, the trails of which bring you to Coldwater Peak. The trail heads east away from the parking area along Johnson Ridge. 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. Margaret and then climbs steeply to the Coldwater Peak area and its junction with Truman Trail #207. There was one mountain goat laying on the rocks right at the summit. Trail: well maintained and east to follow signage. Visitor Center, movie theater, ample parking. Phone: 360-274-2143. Elk, deer, squirrels and some evidence of big cats. Coldwater Peak Trail Trail Reports no reports have been added for Coldwater Peak Trail yet, add a trail report . Great run. The trailhead at 8:00 am the temperature was 53 degrees. It was challenging but worth the climb. Please note there is no water along the way until you get to St. Helens Lake at the foot of Coldwater Peak. 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. 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. Not busy on a weekday. I’d like to say it’s because I spent too much time waiting for sunset pictures, but that isn’t entirely accurate. Hood and Mount Saint Helens. Good job fellow hikers! The views are panoramic and spectacular. Portions of this part of the trail are steep and little shade is offered. 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. Trail gets a little busy as you get closer to the visitor center but that is to be expected. 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". 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. Our plan was to hike the Boundary trail #1 to the Coldwater Peak trail #1E to the summit of Coldwater Peak (5,727'). Remember leave no trace, pack it in, pack it out and leave the trails better than you found them. Got started about 0930. Saw no one on this portion of my hike. Remember leave no trace, pack it in, pack it out and leave the trails better than you found them. Beautiful views of three mountains and three lakes from the top. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke nur für erfahrene Abenteurer geeignet. Well maintained trail. 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. As we leave the Boundary Trail and begin ascending Coldwater Peak in earnest, the other Cascades peek over the horizon to say hello. Die Route ist am besten von Mai bis Oktober zugänglich. 21500 Spirit Lake Highway Two dogs on trail (dogs are not allowed in the National Volcanic Monument)... but well behaved. 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. Then resume following the Boundary Trail traveling along the south side of Johnston Ridge out of … Bear left and begin the steep, well switch backed climb to the top of Coldwater Peak. Amazing views! I warmed up pretty quickly though. Ran into only two other people on the hike so I was the first one out at 9am and alone at the summit! Outstanding hike, gets a bit long at the end. Stay right here another.4 miles along the east slopes of Coldwater Peak (between it and St. Helens Lake). It's not until you reach the St. Helens Lake area (formed by the eruption) that more than splintered tree bases can be found. Boundary Trail to Coldwater Peak ist ein 11.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Toutle, Washington. 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. Hood and Mount Saint Helens. Nobody in my group used trekking poles but I'm sure they would have come in handy. 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. Started the hike around 6:30 am and was treated to a beautiful sunrise! This is a difficult out and back trail to Coldwater Peak in Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. Horses are also able to use this trail. There was low cloud coverage on the way in, making the last 20 miles slow going (road paved the whole way). Mount Adams and Spirit Lake come into view—Coldwater Peak and the Johnston Ridge Observatory, too. 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. Outstanding hike, gets a bit long at the end. Parking Pass. The trail traversed under Coldwater Peak, and we decided to wait until for the following day to climb when we had reliable water. The hike is moderate with ups and downhills throughout the hike. Amazing spot to have lunch with views of the other great mountains on the horizon. A lot of signs of wildlife, but no first hand sightings. Drive/Parking: The drive is easy to the observatory parking lot and the lot is huge. 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. There are about 10 porta johns where the food cart used to be. 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. I believe the only thing open in the Observatory is the gift shop. Jul 9, 2014 - Boundary trail No. St. Helens. Margaret. Fully sun exposed although today was incredibly foggy. 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 heads around the west side of the subpeak and ducks down through a natural rock arch to another junction with the Coldwater Trail #230. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Most of the views were hidden until midday when the lower hanging fog started to clear. Er führt entlang eines Sees, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Started the hike around 6:30 am and was treated to a beautiful sunrise! 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. Some of the best floral displays occur along the Boundary Trail from the Johnston Ridge Visitor Center to Coldwater Peak. Took a wrong turn and almost headed down to Coldwater Lake. Got started about 0930. 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). Hiked this trail on 10/25. This is a popular hiking trail and well worth the effort. Beautiful views of three mountains and three lakes from the top. Good views and easy to navigate if you've brought a map. I hiked on a sunny, cloudless day and from the peak was able to see four mountains in panorama: Mt. Cold and windy at the start and windy off and on throughout the ascent. Anyway, the trail to the top of Coldwater Peak is about 12 miles roundtrip with ~2000 feet cumulative elevation gain. coldwater peak. This switchbacks up the grassy slopes.6 miles to the summit. Excellent heart pumper to an awesome view reward. A bit of wildfire smoke collecting around the mountain, but not enough to ruin the experience. Toutle, WA 98649. Amazing views! 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 … Johnston Ridge Observatory 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. 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. At.4 miles from the saddle and previous trail junction, turn left at the sign for Coldwater Peak Trail. It can be a bit slippery at parts if there is ice/snow packed on the trail. From Castle Rock, Washington (I-5 Exit 49) take Spirit Lake Highway (Hwy 504) 52 miles to the end at Johnstons' Ridge. 10.70 miles w/ 1903ft elevation gain. Started the trail at 2:50am. Johnston Ridge Observatory Descend the same way. Logistics + Planning. Fully sun exposed although today was incredibly foggy. Amassing views from the peak. There were no other vehicles in the lot. Highly recommend this hike! Completed 10/8/20 From Castle Rock, Washington (I-5 Exit 49) take Spirit Lake Highway (Hwy 504) 52 miles to the end at Johnstons' Ridge. The trail was very enjoyable especially since it was out first time hiking at a higher elevation! 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. 1 from Johnston Ridge to Coldwater Peak best part of visiting north side of volcano Plenty of herds of Elk were seen running around early morning and a fairly decent amount of mountain goats were seen on the ridges. Most of the views were hidden until midday when the lower hanging fog started to clear. The views are panoramic and spectacular. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. There are about 10 porta johns where the food cart used to be. Well maintained trail. Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail. Two dogs on trail (dogs are not allowed in the National Volcanic Monument)... but well behaved. 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. No litter! At the Boundary-Coldwater Peak Trail Junction, make a left and begin the three-quarter mile ascent to the top of Coldwater Peak. For the final push, expect snow patches year-round and bring some patience for the switchbacks. Absolutely beautiful. 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. I recommend a very secure pair of sunglasses to shield debris. Nobody in my group used trekking poles but I'm sure they would have come in handy. 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. Great run. Incredibly windy meaning lots of dust in the eyes. The early afternoon sun warmed the rocks and the ice would break off in huge pieces and roll down the hill. On a clear day you can see Mt. Forest Road 99 & 26 gated for the winter on the east side, so no access from that side. Although in the midst of the blast zone, the trail is alive with color. We had the trail all to ourselves when we hiked on a Monday. 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. Beautiful view of the mountain and the after affects of the blast, pyroclastic flow. In the winter time, the area between St. Helens Lake and Coldwater Peak tends to be covered in snow. In the winter time, the area between St. Helens Lake and Coldwater Peak tends to be covered in snow. Not busy on a weekday. Congestion. 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. Dewdrop-spangled lupine: For the past three years, I've driven the long two hours to follow this trail. No litter! Preferable season(s) Summer . It can be a bit slippery at parts if there is ice/snow packed on the trail. Survey Mount St.Helens’ recovering Blast Zone and get 360-degree, four-peak views from this high perch along the Boundary Trail. 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. One of my very favorites, it's a "must-do" on my summer hiking list. The trail starts at the east end of the Johnson Ridge parking area (4189') and is paved at first (but not for long). Rainier, Mt. 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. Weather was really foggy which made it pretty nice since most of it the trail is exposed. Took a wrong turn and almost headed down to Coldwater Lake. One warning - the recent snow and then sunshine meant ice sheets on the rock faces. 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. After 5.5 long miles, you’ll reach the Coldwater Peak Trail. We’ll reach the Coldwater Peak Trail after 5.5miles, where we'll be able to take a panoramic shot of St.Helens Lake, Spirit Lake and Mt St.Helens. Beautiful views even with the Yakama fires. Drive/Parking: The drive is easy to the observatory parking lot and the lot is huge. Run up to Coldwater peak was more of a hike but definitely worth the 3/4 mile. Saw alot of wildlife. Completed 10/8/20 Three camps are along Boundary trail No. Margaret ridgeline 12 miles roundtrip with ~2000 feet cumulative elevation gain low cloud coverage on the trail to elements... 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