Photos of Tamolitch McKenzie River Trail to Coldwater Cove

DISTANCE
14.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

river

backpacking
5 months ago

Beautiful trip! This map is from Trailbridge/Blue Pool trailhead to Coldwater Cove. Coldwater is closed after Labor Day, so You’ll have your pick of car camping sites, which is a welcome sight after the hike up the river. The distance is 16+ miles total if you go all the way to cold water cove. The second mile is the toughest due to serious crowding and rough lava rock trails. Once you make it to the Carmen reservoir at the 6th mile you can take the waterfalls trail, which is tougher and more crowded, but worth it on the way back if you can catch it early in the morning. After blue pool, Carmen/Waterfalls is the first place to get water, and last good place before you get to Clear Lake.