Loowit Trail #216- June Lake to Ape Canyon Trail
Area Status: Open
This section of the Loowit Trail #216 starts at the June Lake Trail #261B junction with Loowit trail #216 near June Lake. From this junction this section of the Loowit Trail travels north for about 4 miles to the Ape Canyon Trail #234 junction.
June Lake Trail #216B is the shortest access to Loowit Trail #216.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||05/05/2023: The Loowit Trail is sitting under a deep snowpack, especially on the South side of the mountain. The snow depth at the Smith Creek SNOTEL station at 4,400 ft is currently reported at 196 inches while the station at June Lake at 3,440 ft is reporting 130 inches of snow. It will take a long time for this snow to melt, and when it does, the streams and rivers around the mountain will be running extremely high.|
|Fees:||No fee or pass required 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|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
Follow June Lake Trail #216B 1.6 miles to the Loowit Trail #216.