Trail #48 East Crater
This Trail Open to Hiker and Equestrian Use.
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.
From East Crater Trailhead on Forest 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 Lemei Lake Trail #179. Junction Lake sites at an elevation of 4,730 feet.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||7/3/2022: Trail is mostly snow free but not logged out. Mosquito repellent recommended in season. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District further information 509-395-3402. 2|
|Permit Info:||Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads.|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness Regulations apply|
|Closest Towns:||Trout Lake, WA; Carson, WA|
|Water:||Treat all non potable water before consuming.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Mt. Adams Ranger District|
Trail can be accessed from East Crater trailhead on Road 6035 or Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.
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