Abraham Trail #216D

 

Abraham Trail #216D

Spirit Lake East quadrangle.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The 2 mile Abraham Trail creates a connector between the Loowit Trail and the Truman Trail. The trail is named for the barren Plains of Abraham covered by pyroclastic surges on May 18, 1980. This trail is busy with mountain bikers on weekends. Located between Ape Canyon Trailhead and Windy Ridge, the Abraham Trail 216D links the Truman Trail 207, Windy Trail 216E and the Loowit Trail 216.

Begin by following Truman Trail 207, via Windy Ridge at the end of Forest Road 99. Abraham Trail 216D branches off and climbs steadily along the ridgeline. “Sand ladders” aid in your ascent over hillsides covered by loose pumice. The terrain opens as you enter the Plains of Abraham with views of Mount Rainier to the north and Mount Adams to the east.

Bicycles and pets are not allowed on the Windy Trail 216E, the Truman Trail 207 past the Abraham/Truman trail junction or on the Loowit Trail between Windy Pass and the South Fork Toutle River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/03/2015- Open
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Bicycles and pets are not allowed on the Windy Trail 216E, the Truman Trail 207 past the Abraham/Truman trail junction or on the Loowit Trail between Windy Pass and the South Fork Toutle River.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA 
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Windy Ridge and Johnston Ridge trailheads.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Headquarters and Visitor Centers

General Information

Directions:

From Cougar WA, head east on Lewis River Road for 3.4 miles, the road changes names to Forest Road 90 and continue for 3.2 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 83, staying on Forest Road 83 continuing roughly 13 miles to the Ape Canyon Trailhead, located on the left hand side of the road just before Lava Canyon Trailhead, which is the end of Forest Road 83. Take Ape Canyon Trail #234 for 5 miles to the Loowit #216 Junction and continue on the Loowit Trail #216 for 2 miles.  

From Windy Ridge, located at the end of Forest Road 99, take the Truman Trail #207 1.8 miles to the Abraham Trail 216D.


General Notes:

Weekends can be busy with mountain bikers.


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