Kalama River

Woodland, Washington 98674

Kalama River

Kalama River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hike alongside the tumbling Kalama River, traveling atop high bluffs and through impressive stands of primeval forest. Pause to watch dippers ?itting from water to river rocks, and admire Mount St. Helens rising above the remnants of McBride Lake. An excellent hike on an overcast day, this trail is also a good choice when snows begin to bury the nearby higher grounds.

Exceptional wildflowers in season Hikers have a responsibility to know, understand, and abide by regulations governing have become increasingly popular and as funding have continued to decline, regulations and permits have become components in managing and maintaining our natural heritage. The US Forest Historical relevance Service, National Park Service, Washington State Parks, and other land managers have implemented a sometimes complex set of land use rules and regulations."

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Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Following the beautiful Kalama River, this trail presents a stunning and unique riparian forest environment to explore. The river is lined with dark basalt lava beds, while this black rock terrain is lined with emerald moss and vibrant fern clusters. It’s a remarkable forest and river valley, well worth the long drive." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
680 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
8 hours
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mt St. Helens 332S
Local Maps

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Dec 2018