South Coldwater Ridge


Day Hike - South Coldwater Ridge

Enjoy summer wildflowers and berries along this sometimes steep trail to Coldwater Ridge. At the top take in views of Mount St Helens, and effects of the 1980 eruption including Coldwater Lake and mangled logging equipment.

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  • Strenuous
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 6.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,525 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2.0 mph

Meeting time and place will be sent to registered hikers. 

This will be a casually paced hike to enjoy the wildflowers and berries along the route.  Be sure to bring plenty of water on this hike, as it can be very warm in August.  


South Coldwater Ridge

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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