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Address: Castle Rock, WA
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A challenging trail traversing the rock-covered landscape formed by the...

A challenging trail traversing the rock-covered landscape formed by the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

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Ape Canyon Trailhead via Loowit

We hiked Ape Canyon Trailhead which takes you to Loowit. This hike is not overly scenic as others we have done in my opinion until you get to 5-6 miles where you have a view of 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Syreeta A
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Portland, Oregon
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Concord, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail traverses the Mount St. Helens barren pumice plain and affords great views of log-filled Spirit Lake, the blast zone, a lava dome in the crater of the mountain, and the crater itself. We crossed a riparian zone which, as an oasis of greenery, was a lovely respite from the pumice moonscape. We did not hike to the base... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We hiked Ape Canyon Trailhead which takes you to Loowit. This hike is not overly scenic as others we have done in my opinion until you get to 5-6 miles where you have a view of 3 mountains. You are actually on Mt.St Helens which is amazing. Total distance round trip that we did was 13 miles. So make sure... More 

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Castle Rock, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing trail , basically NOT for the faint of heart or those NOT accustomed to hiking. It's 30 miles over some very rough terrain.....but OH so amazing!

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