The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
The Ape Canyon trail parallels a wide lahar flow through one of the only remaining swaths of old-growth forest on Mt. St. Helens. Our incline is a gradual 1400 ft, and as we climb we get glimpses of Mt. Adams to the east. Our turnaround point is the junction with the Loowit Trail - we will stop there for lunch and breathtaking views of Adams, Hood and the summit of St. Helens. Sasquatch was sighted here in 1924, so let's keep a lookout!
Hike 11.0 miles, gain 1400 ft. , roundtrip drive 110 mi., NW Forest Pass required to park
Meet for carpools at Fred Meyer 7411 NE 117th Ave, Vancouver, WA. Departure at 7:30 AM sharp. Alternative meeting place is rest stop in Cougar, WA on Lewis River Road at 8:30 AM.
Registration is Closed