Backcountry Trail Run - Ape Canyon


Backcountry Trail Run - Ape Canyon

Join me for a scenic run at a relaxed pace in the dramatic setting of Mt. St. Helens/Loowit!

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,550 ft
  • Ape Canyon trailhead, time TBD by group since it's a longer drive from the Seattle area.
  • Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent required
  • Directions from the trip descriptionFrom Woodland, take Lewis River Road (SR 503) east for 32 miles. Continue east on FR 90 for 3.2 miles, then veer left on FR 83 and proceed 11.2 miles to the trailhead.

We will extend this a little longer than the Mountaineers route to reach the Plains of Abraham, if possible.

Bad weather, wildfire smoke or other contingencies may cancel this trip. 


Ape Canyon

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Running vest, pack or similar to hold water and personal equipment
  • Gaiters could be a good idea due to the ashy soil
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