Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Washington.

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Near Trout Lake, the Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail mountain bike route combines four miles north up FS8040 on the south slopes of Mt. Adams, 3.7 miles south down the Cold Springs Trail and 2 miles west along the Gotchen Creek Trail back to the road. It descends from the tree-line through lava flows, some old growth ponderosa and wild flowers. Park just north of the junction of FS8040 and Trail #40.

Overall, Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail is the 1st most popular mountain bike trail of all 59 mountain biking rides in Washington. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail including Lewis River Trail, Monte Carlo / Monte Cristo Loop Trail, Bishop Ridge Trail, Blue Lake Ridge / Valley Trail Loop, Buck Creek Trail and Falls Creek TrailMount St. Helens National Monument.

Cold Springs Trail in Gifford NF (WA/US)

Cold Springs Trail in Gifford NF (WA/US)

Cold Springs Trail in Gifford NF (WA/US)

Cold Springs Trail in Gifford NF (WA/US)

Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map

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Local Contact(s):  GPNF (360) 891-5000; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Shelter on FS8040

Luxury Loding:  Trout Lake Country Inn

Breakfast Restaurant:  Bonnie's Cafe in Trout Lake

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot

GPS:  46.002, -121.554

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  6555

Cold Springs Trail / Gotchen Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map

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