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 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.
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.
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.
We suggest parking at Marble Mountain Sno-park. There are toilets but no water.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Loowit #216: June Lake - Ape Canyon mountain bike trail
Altitude change803 ft
Altitude min3,387 ft
Altitude max4,509 ft
Altitude start3,391 ft
Altitude end4,194 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat1,403 ft
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