A short trail accessible from the Windy Ridge area of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, the Windy Trail makes it possible for hikers to loop up a variety of trails in the blast zone.
The mile-long Windy Trail provides a connection from Truman Trail to Loowit Trail. It is the most direct access for hikers from the Windy Ridge Viewpoint on Forest Road 99 to the Loowit Trail and Loowit Falls Trail. Along the way to these sites, hikers will pass the former sites of the Timberline Campground and Viewpoint that were destroyed in the 1980 eruption. If you look closely you can still see traces of asphalt from the road and parking lot.
Note: This is not the Windy Ridge trail, which climbs high above the Windy Ridge Viewpoint to gorgeous, sweeping views of Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscape.