Moulton Falls Trail at Hantwick TH to Bell’s Mt. Summit & Beyond

Hike Distance: 9.5 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1692.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 2118 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 220781 feet

Went hiking with a trail friend, Marshall, that I met last week, and we had a great time.  We parked at the Moulton Falls Trail access point at Hantwick Road.  We took the Washington DNR roads up to the summit of Bells Mt. and enjoyed the pristine view of Mt. St. Helens!  The tip of Mt. Adams was visible but I had no good vew for a photo.  It was also nice to see these volcanoes capped in snow. 🙂

After summiting Bells Mt. we walked along some of the other roads and scoped out a view of Clark County, WA!  It was a remarkably clear day and the air was refreshing at out elevation.  Our 2100 foot elevation gain was rather easy, given that we were on a road and the grade was nice.

After we got back to our cars we decided to head out a bit on the Moulton Falls Trail, and turned around at a pond at the end of the asphalted trail segment.  Such a nice day and really appreciated the company!

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