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Windy Trail is one mile long, receives medium use and features volcanic landscapes and high country views.

Windy Trail connects Truman Trail #207 to the Loowit Trail #216, providing access to north and east sections of the Loowit Trail. The trail offers views of Mount St. Helens' eastern slope. The harsh, open and rolling terrain was scoured clean of all vegetation during the 1980 eruption.

Directions: From Iron Creek, Follow Forest Route 25 south for approximately five miles to Forest Route 99. Follow 99 southwest past Miner's Car Interpretive Site, the Independence Pass Trailhead and the Windy Ridge Viewpoint to the trailhead (called Windy Ridge Trailhead).

Distance: 1.0 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Moderate

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

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