General map for Indian Heaven Wilderness trails including: Placid Lake #29, Chenamus Lake #29A, Indian Heaven #33, Lemei #34, Wapiki Lake #34A, East Crater Trail #48, Tombstone Lake #55, Filloon Trail #102, Sawtooth Trail #107, Cultus Creek #108, Thomas Lake #171, Race track #171, Shortcut Trail #171A, Elk Lake #176, Lemei Lake #179, and Wood Lake # 185.
This moderately used trail is one of the main access routes from the east into the central part of Indian Heaven Wilderness. Trail features include small lakes, ponds, marshes, meadows, wildflowers, and Junction Lake.
At a Glance
11/26/2014: Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Free self-issue Wilderness Permit Required. Permit available at trailhead.
From Road 6035, the trail climbs gradually through a thick mountain hemlock forest, past a series of small meadows, shallow lakes, and ponds. The trail continues into alpine forests of noble and true fir before reaching the shore of Junction Lake, where it ends at the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 near the junction with Trail #179. Junction Lake sites at an elevation of 4,730 feet.