5 miles
Distance
2,015 ft
Climb
-517 ft
Descent
01:25:41
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Ape Canyon Trail

Ape Canyon Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Mt. Saint Helens
    Cougar, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1004
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Amazing Ride with Amazing scenery! This trail is ridden as an out and back fantastic views of Mount Saint Helens, lava flows, Ape Canyon and of the surrounding area! Ridden as an out and back, it can be extanded by continuing on the Plains of Abraham. The only downfall of this trail is it is an out and back and is popular with hikers, so you need to watch your speed as you will come across other people going both up and down.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ape Canyon Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,498 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,870 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,368 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,870 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,368 ft
  • Grade
    5.656%
  • Grade max
    -23.002%
  • Grade min
    36.637%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,209 ft
  • Avg time
    01:25:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:30
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Status:
on Aug 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (20 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ape-canyon-trail trailhead (46.165339, -122.091402)
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Ape Canyon Trail Trail Reports

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Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:39am
Aug 12, 2018
Overgrowth has been cleared.
Jul 6, 2018 @ 9:41pm
Jul 6, 2018
Dry with some brush overgrowth. Watch out for hikers.
Jun 23, 2018 @ 5:23pm
Jun 23, 2018
Mostly dry with some very dry spots and minor trail erosion. Large volume of hikers and two way traffic this time of year, keep an eye on blind...
Sep 24, 2017 @ 8:21am
Sep 24, 2017
Aug 14, 2017 @ 11:04am
Aug 14, 2017
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May 23, 2018 @ 9:07pm
May 23, 2018
Ape Canyon Trail, Vancouver
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Jun 12, 2017 @ 8:08pm
Jun 12, 2017
Ape Canyon Trail, Portland
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Apr 17, 2016 @ 6:30pm
Apr 17, 2016
Ape Canyon Trail, Amboy
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Apr 17, 2016 @ 5:45pm
Apr 17, 2016
Ape Canyon Trail, Amboy

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Ape Canyon to Plains of Abraham (IMBA Epic)
16 miles
Helens Out and Back
10 miles

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Videos

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youtuber VOTR Ape Canyon to Plains of Abraham
9:13 | 22 | Jul 31, 2018 , Cougar
youtuber Ape Canyon Full Moon Ride
2:51 | 10 | Jul 31, 2018 , Cougar
Mt St Helens slideshow & helmet cam.
5:30 | 424 | Apr 16, 2016 , Cougar
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