Loowit Trail


Backpack - Loowit Trail

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

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 33.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

We will meet at the June Lake TH. Meeting time TBD.

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


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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