Winds of Change Trail

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington

Elevation Gain170ft
Trailhead Elevation3,108ft
Elevation Min/Max3048/3108ft
Elevation Start/End3108/3108ft

Winds of Change Trail

Winds of Change Trail is a hiking trail in Cowlitz County, Washington. It is within Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 3,108 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 170 feet. The Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center information office is near the trailhead. Along the trail there are viewpoints.

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Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen
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"While it’s only a third of a mile long, the Winds of Change Trail is one of the most scenic interpretive trails in the state. Mosey high above Coldwater Lake, admiring a stunning landscape and learning about the amazing forces that created it." Read more

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Trail Information

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Green Trails Mt St. Helens 332S
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