Trail #216E Windy

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The one mile Windy Trail provides a connection from Truman Trail #207 to Loowit Trail #216. It is the most direct access for hikers from Windy Ridge Viewpoint on Forest Road 99 to the Loowit Trail and Loowit Falls Viewpoint Trail #216F.

The Windy Trail passes the location of the Timberline Campground and Viewpoint that were destroyed in the 1980 eruption. If you look closely you can still see traces of asphalt from the road and parking lot.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/21/2020: May encounter snow/deep snow on approaches to the trail.
Fees $5/vehicle/day or valid Recreation Pass required at Ape Canyon Trailhead or Windy Ridge Viewpoint. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
  • No off trail travel.
  • No pets, stock, or bicycles.
  • Day-use only.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

From Cougar, WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on Forest Road 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive Forest Road 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 16.4 miles to Windy Ridge Interpretive Site.

Truman Trail takes off from the far end of the parking lot. Hike approximately 2 miles to the Windy Trail 216E, which connects the Truman Trail #207 and Loowit Trail #216.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

 The Windy Trail passes the location of the Timberline Campground and Viewpoint that were destroyed in the 1980 eruption. If you look closely you can still see traces of asphalt from the road and parking lot.

Related Information

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4100' - 4300'

 



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