4 miles
Distance
672 ft
Climb
-536 ft
Descent
00:37:13
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

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 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
    0.731%
  • Grade max
    -43.507%
  • Grade min
    35.86%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    138 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:13
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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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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Loowit #216: Ape... Trail Reports

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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...
Jun 16, 2018 @ 11:25am
Jun 16, 2018
Huge tree down towards the start, some limbs down here and there and some overgrowth. Towards the top its very nice
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Oct 22, 2017 @ 10:38am
Oct 22, 2017
Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy

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Full Moon Night Ride on Mount Saint Helens
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