Goat Marsh

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington

Distance1.0mi
Elevation Gain385ft
Trailhead Elevation2,842ft
Top2,972ft
Elevation Min/Max2842/2972ft
Elevation Start/End2842/2842ft

Goat Marsh

Goat Marsh is a hiking trail in Cowlitz County, Washington. It is within Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. It is a mile long and begins at 2,842 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 385 feet. This trail connects with the following: Kalama Snow.

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A FalconGuide to Mount St. Helens (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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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." Read more
Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen
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"Explore a sprawling mosaic of wetlands cradled beneath the blocky plug dome Goat Mountain. Goat Marsh was created three to five hundred years ago by pyroclastic flows (fast-moving currents of hot gas and rock) from Mount St. Helens blocking the flow of Coldspring Creek. Beaver colonies created the two small lakes within the marsh. An excellent hike for nature study—the view of St. Helens isn’t too bad either." Read more

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Easy trail. Not another person around.
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Trail Information

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
Nearby City
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mt St. Helens 332S
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Dec 2018