ElevationAscent: 358' 109 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 708' 216 m
Low: 349' 107 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
Popular runs nearby
PNNST: Deception Pass Alternate Route
8.6 mi 13.8 km • Point to Point • 340 ft Ascent 103.55 m Ascent
5 Wonders Trail
4.3 mi 6.9 km • Loop • 638 ft Ascent 194.59 m Ascent
North Butte from Lower Blanchard Hill Trailhead
9.8 mi 15.8 km • Loop • 1,666 ft Ascent 507.85 m Ascent
Mount Erie Summit
3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 1,073 ft Ascent 326.98 m Ascent
Oyster Dome Loop
8.3 mi 13.4 km • Loop • 1,971 ft Ascent 600.87 m Ascent
Four Springs Lake Preserve Loop
1.6 mi 2.5 km • Loop • 145 ft Ascent 44.27 m Ascent
“The West Loop is a progressively steeper trail that passes large trees and a beautiful ravine.”— Eric Ashley
Where the trail begins heading northward, large ferns envelop the narrow singletrack as it meanders uphill. Ahead, a small turn nestled in a clearing makes a nice spot to pause before following the trail as it parallels a ravine on an increasingly steeper grade. Higher up, the West Loop skirts the edge, providing a good resting point and views down into the fern-covered drainage.
The final stage of the ascent opens with a punchy and rooty section followed by a steep grade that will make you glad to see the intersection ahead where the West Loop, Julieann Trail, Bonnie and Clyde's, and Fred's Trail gather.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.
Land Manager: City of Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation