9.7 miles
Distance
2,009 ft
Climb
-1,972 ft
Descent
3,933 ft
High Point

The trail consists of a loop around Coldwater lake that includes three trails (211, 230, & 230A) that can be ridden clockwise or counterclockwise. If you ride Clockwise, the 230 trail is a steep 2 mile ~1500ft switchback climb out of the lake that at times is a hike-a-bike, but there is a great 3-4 mile decent down the 230A trail to the trailhead.

Detailed Description
Coldwater Lake Loop is a 10 mile popular intermediate route located near Cougar Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 2,009 ft with a max elevation of 3,933 ft then descends -1,972 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    8
More Stats for Coldwater Lake Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,494 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,503 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,539 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -40.8%
  • Grade min
    52.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,501 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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youtuber South Coldwater Trail to St. Helens Lake
South Coldwater Trail to St. Helens Lake
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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South Coldwater Trail
Jun 11, 2022 @ 6:14pm
Jun 11, 2022
Trail work last on 6/5 brushing back the vegetation.
Lakes Trail
Jun 4, 2022 @ 8:54am
Jun 4, 2022
Trail work today. Cleared sides of the trail back and built up a section that had washed out. Rides good despite a few section of mud.
Coldwater Trail
Jul 9, 2021 @ 9:07am
Jul 9, 2021
Rode here 06 July 2021. Very loose in some areas which made climbing very difficult. Nothing a little Hike-a-bike can’t overcome. Several areas with steep northern exposure were overgrown with berry bushes. Rough climb but great downhill.
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