4.0 miles
Distance
1,245 ft
Climb
-441 ft
Descent
4,509 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

This exciting trail circles Mount St. Helens, allowing you to experience the entire range of effects the 1980 eruption had on the mountain and the surrounding area. Loowit Trail #216 is a challenging hike across rough terrain. The entire route is 30 miles in length and each segment varies in its difficulty rating.
The trail is not crossed by a single road and can be accessed by "feeder" trails usually identified by the number #216 and a letter of the alphabet.

Water
Water is limited in late summer. Year round springs are located at the following locations
1 mile from the Butte Camp/ Loowit Junction on the Butte Camp Trail.
1/4 mile from the Loowit Toutle Junction on the Toutle
1/2 mile from the Windy/ Loowit Junction.
There are additional water sources of snow melt and creeks around the mountain but these may be limited during late summer.

Restricted Area
The 10 mile segment north of Windy Pass and north of the South Fork of the Toutle is closed to off trail hiking, pets, bikes, fires and camping. Portions of this trail system enter the Restricted Area. Travel is allowed on approved trails only.
Off-trail travel and camping are prohibited to protect sensitive natural features and scientific studies. Research permits are required for off-trail travel.

Access Info

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.

Disclaimer

We suggest parking at Marble Mountain Sno-park. There are toilets but no water.

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More Stats for Loowit #216: June Lake - Ape Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    803 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,387 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,391 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,194 ft
  • Grade
    3.763%
  • Grade max
    -39.509%
  • Grade min
    65.115%
  • Distance climb
    2.7 miles
  • Distance down
    1.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,403 ft
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