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    South Coldwater

    Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington
    Distance3.4mi
    Elevation Gain1,958ft
    Trailhead Elevation2,519ft
    Top3,948ft
    Elevation Min/Max2519/3948ft
    Elevation Start/End2519/2519ft

    South Coldwater

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    Bitter Lake, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    7/16/2009
    My friends &Were thoroughly impressed by this hike. The climb moderate and varied fauna & views were a rare treat; especially the incredible riot of flowers this late in the month. Adding to this adventure; was the surreal quality of seeing logging equipment half buried from the blast. An overall great dayhike!
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    Fairview, OR
    Pathfinder | 170 pts
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    9/21/2007
    The weather was great, sunny with a breeze. We started the hike at 1:30 which, in hindsight, was a poor choice, since we were on the trail for 6 hours. Be sure to start this one early in the day. It's long and there are many reasons to stop including the masses of tiny frogs which covered the path for the first 1/2 mile. Clearing them from the path in order to walk without crushing them was daunting ;-) There are also MANY great photo ops here. Bring your camera. At times, the trail fades to almost nothing. If you aren't comfortable with that, navigating through thick vegetation or scrambling across a few creeks - this isn't the trail for you. On the otherhand, if you like all of that, this is a spectacular trail. We saw many deer, lots of animal tracks, great views and the lake is lovely. We'll be back to kayak some day.
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    Chattanooga, TN
    Adventurer | 210 pts
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    7/2/2005
    nice hike, connector (230) between south coldwater trail (230a)
    and north shore of coldwater lake (#211) is not maintained and at times quite overgrown. requires almost 1 mile of walking along south coldwater creek road to connect south coldwater trailhead (TH) with coldwater lake TH. beautiful views of lake and mt. st. helens. recommend doing the loop in clockwise direction, starting at the south coldwater TH, then along road to coldwater lake TH, follow #211, connect to #230, and return via #230a to trailhead.
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    Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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    Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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    Moderate to Difficult
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