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    Elk Bench Trail

    Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington
    Elevation Gain863ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,125ft
    Elevation Min/Max2544/3125ft
    Elevation Start/End3125/3125ft

    Elk Bench Trail

    Elk Bench Trail is a hiking trail in Cowlitz County, Washington. It is within Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 3,125 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 863 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.
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    Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books)
    Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen
    "It’s a reverse climb to Coldwater Lake via this lightly traveled (by humans, not elk) trail. From the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center perched high on an open ridge, hike down to the grassy elk bench on Coldwater Lake. Views of the nearly four-mile-long lake and to the mountain that created it are stunning; and in season, the wildflowers are prolific." Read more

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