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Toutle, Washington

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  • Silver Lake, Washington

    Getaway to Silver Lake Resort

    3.0
    This resort sits right on Silver Lake, which makes it easy to do multiple activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating. Whether you want to tent camp or stay in a cabin, Silver Lake Resort has you covered.Silver Lake Resort offers boat/canoe rentals or if you have your own there is also a b...
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  • Longview, Washington

    Fall Creek Falls (aka Stella Falls)

    4.0
    From Interstate 5 in Kelso, exit onto Highway 4 and follow it west towards Cathlamet and Long Beach for about 11.3 miles. A quarter mile east of the town of Stella is Fall Creek, with Fall Creek Falls, or Stella Falls as it is sometimes called, visible from the highway. Watch for the falls throug...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Hike the Hummocks Trail

    2.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    The trail has a number of ups and downs as you pass the many ponds and ash/rock/mud hills (hummocks) on your way towards the North Fork Toutle River. There is abundant wildlife in the area including birds, beaver and elk.This is also a great place to park and extend your day of hiking on the Boun...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Backpack to Snow Lake by Mt. Whittier

    5.0
    16 mi / 2700 ft gain
    The Coldwater Lake Recreation Area has restrooms, telephones, and a picnic area. Make sure you have already acquired your permits for camping in the Mt. Margaret back country.Follow trail #211, which runs along the entire 4.5 mile length of Coldwater Lake. It is a beautiful and fairly flat hike w...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Mount Margaret's Ridge Camp via Coldwater Trailhead

    3.5
    7.12 mi / 1634 ft gain
    The hike is relatively easy. I'd say intermediate due to the incline at the beginning. Also intermediate due to it being an backpacking camp adventure. A friend of mine and I backpacked in to shoot the sunset and sunrise. We went a little early in the season so it was also to scout for future ad...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Loowit Viewpoint

    5.0
    From roughly May to September, both star gazers and photographers alike travel to the darkest locations in order to capture something truly magnificent- the galactic core of the milky way. The Loowit Viewpoint is unlike any around due to the perfect combination of it's remote location, higher ele...
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  • Clatskanie, Oregon

    Beaver Falls Trail

    3.0
    0.58 mi / 0 ft gain
    …Beaver Falls is one of those spots where if you’re looking to avoid the crowd of the Columbia River Gorge, this is another good alternative on where you could go. Not only is that a huge plus, but it’s not often you get to experience a scenic waterfall that you don’t have to put in a ton of effo...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Hike to the Summit of Coldwater Peak

    12.2 mi / 2000 ft gain
    While thousands of visitors come to witness the raw power and devastation left behind from Mount St Helens' famous 1980 eruption, few wander past the groomed paths surrounding the Johnston Ridge Observatory. It is beyond these paths where you come across the more commonly designed backcountry tra...
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  • Toutle, Washington

    Hike to Coldwater Peak via Boundary Trail

    5.0
    14.8 mi / 2700 ft gain
    The Boundary trail is amazing. It's 54 miles long and runs for the most part along a ridge in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. You can climb various peaks and viewpoints right off the trail, but this trip report is for climbing Coldwater Peak and hiking up to Harry's Ridge Viewpoint on the way. H...
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  • Ariel, Washington

    Fly Fish Merrill Lake

    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    Surrounded by old growth forest, Merrill Lake near Cougar, Washington is the perfect little gem to get in some late summer, mid-elevation mountain lake fishing. The morning and evening hatches are known state wide for the size of fish they attract. There are stories of Eagles even stealing trout ...
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  • Woodland, Washington

    Explore the Cedar Grist Mill

    3.6
    After parking in the lot near the mill, walk across the bridge. This is the first good viewpoint for photography. Next, I recommend walking under the bridge, this is my favorite spot for taking photos. The whole area is free to walk around, you can even walk in the mill and then walk up stream do...
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  • Ariel, Washington

    Kayak at Yale Lake

    5.0
    Just 55 miles northeast of Portland lies a body of water so pure you have to see it to believe it...that's right, we're talking about Yale Lake. One of three lakes beneath Washington's ever rumbling Mount St Helens, Yale offers the outdoor lover just about everything they could ask for: calm wat...
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  • Glenoma, Washington

    Explore Riffe Lake

    I was looking for something a little new. I wasn't quite feeling a hike, and wanted to get some new photos to edit at a new location. After staring at a map of Washington for a little while, Riffe Lake grabbed my attention. This huge lake in the Southern Washington Cascades had been a spot I h...
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  • Cougar, Washington

    Mount St. Helens Summit via Monitor Ridge

    4.4
    8.64 mi / 4652 ft gain
    Monitor Ridge is the "easiest" of the routes one can take in order to claim that they have stood on top of the sleeping giant better known as Mount St. Helens. This route is heavily favored over Worm Flows as the starting elevation is not only an additional 1,000 feet higher but the overall asce...
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  • Cougar, Washington

    Explore the Ape Caves

    4.0
    As if erupting volcanoes weren't awesome enough, ancient lava flows also left behind these giant, hollow tubes as they cooled. Spend all day exploring deep underground in this 2.5 mile cave.To get there, head to the SOUTH side of Mount Saint Helens. You must pass through the town of Cougar to get...
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  • Cougar, Washington

    Mount St. Helens Summit via Worm Flows

    4.8
    10.53 mi / 5725 ft gain
    The Worm Flow Route, starting at Marble Mountain Sno Park, is the most direct winter route up to the summit. You'll start at around 2,700 feet and begin a steady walk along the trail for 2 miles. Although the trail is fairly well marked well above the snow, you'll want to pay attention to the arr...
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Camping and Lodging in Toutle

Iron Creek Campground
Randle, Washington

Iron Creek Campground

Sunset Camp
Yacolt, Washington

Sunset Camp

Lower Falls Campground
Skamania County, Washington

Lower Falls Campground

North Fork Campground (Wa)
Randle, Washington

North Fork Campground (Wa)

North Fork Beaver Group Camp
Randle, Washington

North Fork Beaver Group Camp

Blue Lake Creek Campground
Randle, Washington

Blue Lake Creek Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Toutle

Ultra Running Around Mt. St. Helens

Ultra Running Around Mt. St. Helens

Rachel Davidson

The Best Campsite Ever: Salmon Creek and Sardine Lakes

The Best Campsite Ever: Salmon Creek and Sardine Lakes

Benjamin Canevari