Goat Marsh

Cougar, Washington

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This hike through the forest takes you to two lakes that were formed sometime between 1480 and 1780, when mudflow debris caused by Mount St. Helens volcanic activity blocked and altered the drainage pattern of a stream. A beaver-dammed stream flows between the lakes.
A FalconGuide to Mount St. Helens

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A FalconGuide to Mount St. Helens

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

This hike through the forest takes you to two lakes that were formed sometime between 1480 and 1780, when mudflow debris caused by Mount St. Helens volcanic activity blocked and altered the drainage pattern of a stream. A beaver-dammed stream flows between the lakes.

©  Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Cougar
Distance: 2.8
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Season: May through October
Trailhead Elevation: 2,880 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Maps: USGS Goat Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Goat Marsh

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Apr 2018