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Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy

Very Difficult

Trail

3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
Very Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 673' 205 m
Descent: -537' -164 m
High: 4,829' 1,472 m
Low: 4,192' 1,278 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

Scenic connector trail that rolls along wide open pumice fields at the remnants of the blast zone.

Brian Smith

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Description

This short but scenic trail section connects the Ape Canyon Trail (#234) to the Plains of Abraham Trail (#216D) for a great continuous out-and-back route. The trail takes you around Pumice Butte and then through the pumice fields alongside the base of Mount St. Helens. The trail is relatively flat but has some loose, technical sections and crosses a few rocky washes as well. From the Junction with Abraham Trail, the Loowit Trail continues all the way to Windy Trail #216E.

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Aug 4, 2019
Connor White
Trail quality got really bad with drops in places, with it being hard to follow in some others. Overall, it was lots of fun and a really unique hike! 4mi

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#509

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A rock cairn marks the route with Mt. St. Helens in the background.
Oct 9, 2015 near Morton, WA

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