4 miles
183 ft
-1,999 ft
1 miles
High Point
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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.

source: USFS
Access Info

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 min
    3,774 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,593 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,778 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,516 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,296 ft
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on Aug 18, 2018
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cold-springs-trail-72 trailhead (46.136409, -121.495527)
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Cold Springs... Trail Reports

Aug 18, 2018 @ 11:52am
Aug 18, 2018
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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youtuber VOTR Cold Springs
3:26 | 22 | Aug 23, 2018 , My City
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