Ape Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,569' 478 m
Descent: -256' -78 m
High: 4,187' 1,276 m
Low: 2,875' 876 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“A climb up the base of Mt. St. Helens.”— Nick Alvey
To park here you need a Northwest Forest Pass which you can purchase online or on location (near the Ape Canyon Cave).
Once you get near the top, you'll leave the forest and head into ashen volcanic plains (marked as the ending point on the trail). You'll have an amazing view with some of the Pacific Northwest's tallest mountains surrounding you. You'll of course have Saint Helens in front of you, however depending on the visibility you can also have a clear view of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams all from this point.
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