Speed Trail

Cougar, Washington 98616

Speed Trail

Speed Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A steep hike through lush temperate-zone rain forest, from Forest Road 90 to the banks of the rushing Lewis River. A loss of more than 600 feet elevation in slightly more than 1 mile makes the Speed Trail a fairly steep hike.

From the trailhead, at 1,880 feet elevation, the path immediately starts its descent. A short distance into the hike, the tread makes a couple of switchbacks close to a frothing stream. As you descend through the large old-growth fir and cedar forest, moss hangs from the trees and covers the ground. Ferns grow in profusion in the dim light of the forest floor, and young trees sprout from the rotting logs."

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Trail Information

Cougar
Nearby City
2.4
Distance
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Duration
April through November
Season
1,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,800 feet
Top Elevation
USDA Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument map
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Jul 2018