This easily walked trail encounters no steep grades, and accesses the following points: Eastern Brook Lake, Emma Lake, Whig and Torrey Trail, Wahanna Lake, Harvey Lake, Lake Kiwa, Rigdon Lakes trail and Dam Camp at the outlet of Waldo Lake. Just past Wahanna Lake is a short (.3 mile) steep side-trail down to Harvey Lake. The Wahanna trail travels through pine, fir, and hemlock forests and small meadows. The trail overlaps Waldo lake trail for less than a quarter of a mile beyond Dam Camp, where it veers west to Chetlo Lake and ends at Salmon Lakes Trail.
At a Glance
Proceed east from the Middle Fork Ranger Station on Hwy. 58 for 27 miles to the Waldo Road (5897). Follow 5897 for 11 miles to road 5898. Follow 5898 towards North Waldo Campground for 1.3 miles to road 5898-514. Follow road 514 for 7 miles to Taylor Burn Forest Camp. Note: The Taylor Burn Road (5898-514) is an unimproved road and not recommended for trailers or low clearance vehicles.
Be sure to camp 200 feet or more off the shoreline and follow Leave No Trace methods so those after you can enjoy their stay. Mosquitoes go quickly after every warm-blooded animal passing through the first half of the season.