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Loowit #216: Ape Canyon - Windy

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (3)

Scenic connector trail that rolls along wide open pumice fields at the remnants of the blast zone.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Singletrack

4,829' 1,472 m

High

4,192' 1,278 m

Low

673' 205 m

Up

537' 164 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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Description

This short but scenic trail section connects the Ape Canyon Trail (#234) to the Plains of Abraham Trail (#216D) for a great continuous out-and-back route. The trail takes you around Pumice Butte and then through the pumice fields alongside the base of Mt. St. Helens. The trail is relatively flat but has some loose, technical sections and crosses a few rocky washes as well.

If you're doing the Ape Canyon to Plains of Abraham ride, you'll bear right at a junction with Plains of Abraham Trail but the Loowit Trail continues to the left all the way to Windy Trail #216E.

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Shared By:

Anthony Harasimowicz

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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#142

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Mt. St. Helens.
Jul 9, 2016 near Morton, WA
Trail sign for Loowit, Abraham, and Windy ridge with Mt. St. Helens in the background.
Jun 8, 2015 near Morton, WA
Surfing the pumice fields on the way to the Plains of Abraham Trail at the base of Mt. St. Helens.
Jul 19, 2013 near Morton, WA
A rock cairn marks the route with Mt. St. Helens in the background.
Nov 16, 2013 near Morton, WA
Riding across the Plains of Abraham with the crater peak in the back.
Jul 11, 2016 near Morton, WA
Lunch spot looking at the east face of Mount St. Helens 6.2 miles into the Ape Canyon to Plains of Abraham IMBA Epic at the junction of the Loowit Trail and the Plains of Abraham Trail
Oct 10, 2018 near Morton, WA

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