This moderately used trail is located on the lower southern slopes of Mt. Adams. The trail descends through lava flows and young forests, forming an access route between Gotchen Creek Trail #40 and Cold Springs Camp located near the timberline on Mt. Adams. This trails features include wildflower viewing and the A.G. Aiken Lava Flow. Much of the trail travels through an area heavily burned in the Cold Springs and Cascade creek fires of 2008 & 2012.
Trail can be accessed from Cold Springs campground just south of the Mt. Adams Wilderness where South Climb trail #183 and Cold Springs trail #72 depart, Gotchen Creek Trail #40, or Forest Road 8040500.
This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.
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More Stats for Cold Springs Trail #72 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,815 ft
Altitude min3,774 ft
Altitude start5,593 ft
Altitude end3,778 ft
Distance climb2,516 ft
Distance down3 miles
Distance flat1,296 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Cold Springs... Trail Reports
Aug 18, 2018 @ 11:52am2 days
|Trail was bucked out by the Forest Service this summer. Lots of tall grass and brush on side of trail. The trail was faint and difficult to locate...|
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