4 miles
672 ft
-536 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy Trail


  • Riding area
    Mt. Saint Helens
    Cougar, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

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.

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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    138 ft
  • Avg time
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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
Directions to loowit-216-ape-canyon-windy trailhead (46.195477, -122.135009)
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Oct 22, 2017 @ 10:38am
Oct 22, 2017
Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy

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Ape Canyon to Plains of Abraham (IMBA Epic)
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