Loowit Trail #216- Ape Canyon to Windy Trail
Wind around the east side of Mount St. Helens and enjoy views of the surrounding area. Travel over Windy Pass and then descend to the Pumice Plain. View miles of landscape transformed by the power of a volcanic eruption.
This intermittently maintained trail traverses the east side of Mount St. Helens. In places the trail location is identified by wooden post route markers and rock cairns.
Ape Canyon Trail #234 provides access to this section of the Loowit Trail. Windy Trail #216E connects Truman Trail #207 to Loowit Trail #216.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||06/08/2023: While snow is melting quickly, the Loowit Trail is still snowbound. As the snow continues to melt, the streams and rivers around the mountain are running extremely high. Expect snow on trails above 3,000 feet.|
|Fees:||No fee or pass for trail use, however a $5/vehicle/day or a valid Recreation Pass required at some access points including Ape Canyon Trailhead, Climber's Bivouac Trailhead and Windy Ridge Interpretive Site. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.|
|Closest Towns:||Cougar, WA; Randle, WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
Ape Canyon Trailhead - Ape Canyon Trail #234 provides access to this section of the Loowit Trail.
Windy Ridge Interpretive Site - Accesses the Truman Trail #207 which connect to Loowit Trail #216 via Windy Trail #216E.
General Info:Seasonal Information
Summer - Fall