4 miles
Distance
672 ft
Climb
-536 ft
Descent
00:36:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Saint Helens
    Cougar, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #20410 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This 3.7 mile section of the Loowit Trail #216 begins at the Ape Canyon Trail #234 junction and ends at the Windy Trail #216E junction.

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.

Connections:
Ape Canyon Trail #234 provides access to this section of the Loowit Trail. Windy Trail #216E connects Truman Trail #207 to Loowit Trail #216.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy bike trail
  • Altitude change
    136 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,192 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,829 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,192 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,328 ft
  • Grade
    0.731%
  • Grade max
    -43.507%
  • Grade min
    35.86%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    138 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:46
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Uphill Only
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Loowit #216: Ape... Trail Reports

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      Oct 20, 2018 @ 8:59am
      Oct 20, 2018
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 1:03pm
      Sep 15, 2018
      Great shape!
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 9:39am
      Aug 12, 2018
      Clean until you get to the climb. Last years washout made the trail non-ride able.
      Jul 13, 2018 @ 1:28pm
      Jul 13, 2018
      Jun 23, 2018 @ 12:00pm
      Jun 23, 2018
      Large tree down on climb/descent. Some minor erosion to trail near areas with minor exposure. Pretty good shape overall. Overgrowth means some...
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      Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy
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      Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy
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      Oct 22, 2017 @ 10:38am
      Oct 22, 2017
      Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy

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