Cinnamon Trail–Kalama River Loop

A strenuous, 14.4 mile loop hike with 2600 ft in elevation gain with take-your-breath-away views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, Goat Mountain, Mount Adams – the list goes on. The Kalama River Trail is also lnown as the Toutle Trail. These trails are open to horses and bikes.

on the trail

The loop starts and ends at the Toutle Trail trailhead. At the junction before crossing the Kalama River, Cinnamon Trail on the right travels through old-growth forest along the raging river. The trail climbs away from the river and views emerge - from the Kalama Valley to Mount Rainier and all high points in between. Views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Goat Mountain, the Souixon Peaks, Silver Star Mountain and McBride Lake are the pride of this trail. Turning left from Redrock Pass is the Kalama River, aka Toutle Trail, the return path of the loop.

Done separately, Cinnamon Trail is 8.8 miles round trip with  2,600 feet of elevation gain and a high point of 4,000 ft, and the Klama River (aka Toutle Trail) is 8 miles round trip with  680 feet of elevation gain ans a high point of 2,700 ft.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October, November
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  • Difficulty: *Varies*
  • Length: 14.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • 4,000 ft
  • Green Trails Mount St Helens NVM No. 332S

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  • Cinnamon Trail
  • Kalama Trail
  • Toutle Trail
  • Cinnamon-Toutle Trail Loop

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