Loowit Trail


Backpack - Loowit Trail

3 Day Circumnavigation of Mount Saint Helens with two side hikes.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 34.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph


Experienced backpackers only. Trip involves scarce water sources, difficult off trail terrain and significant elevation gain.

We will circumnavigate the mountain counter-clockwise starting from Climbers Bivouac, camps to be determined but probably Windy Pass on day 1 and Crescent Ridge on day 2. Daily mileage will be around 10-12 miles.


Loowit Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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