3 miles
Distance
76 ft
Climb
-1,402 ft
Descent
4,731 ft
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Saint Helens
    Cougar, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #103387 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

On this section of the Loowit Trail you'll pass through a subalpine forest setting where you can discover hoop trees. During the 1980 eruption, small saplings were weighted down by heavy ash fall. Their tops remained buried, so they grow in a "hooped over" position. Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Adams as you travel through a vast meadow at timberline's edge. Then descend into the many-layered canopy of an old-growth forest.

Ford the snow melt creek at the crest of Chocolate Falls, a slurry of rock- and silt-laden waters that roll and churn down a 40-foot drop. Follow the trail over rugged rocks of an ancient lava flow that coursed down the mountain 350 years ago. As you near June Lake, pass through trees that managed to elude Mount St. Helens' eruptions for hundreds of years.

This minimally maintained trail travels at timberline for most of its route. It passes over the rugged rocky terrain of lava flows and occasionally enters into sub-alpine or old-growth forest.

Access Info

June Lake Trailhead (No Fee) - June Lake Trail #216B to Loowit Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Loowit #216: Ptarmigan - June Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,327 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,404 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,731 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,404 ft
  • Grade
    -8.949%
  • Grade max
    -55.214%
  • Grade min
    11.414%
  • Distance climb
    1,475 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    108 ft
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