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Trail #48 East Crater


Indian Heaven Wilderness Trails Map

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.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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: 6/27/2018: Open. Trail is melted to Junction Lake & Blue Lake. Mosquito alert, bring repellent! Call Mt. Adams Ranger District for information 509-395-3402.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads.  
Usage: Medium
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

General Information


Trail can be accessed from East Crater trailhead on Road 6035 or Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

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  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles

  Elevation : 
4000' - 4900'


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