Trail #33 Indian Heaven


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.

From the trailhead at Cultus Creek Campground this 3.3 mile trail climbs steeply through heavy timber into Indian Heaven Wilderness. The trail ascends 1000 feet in 2 miles. The grade eases as the trail skirts the base of Bird Mountain. At 5,100 feet elevation, the trail passes through several small meadows with spectacular wildflower displays. The trail passes Deep Lake Trail #33A, a short side trail that descends to Deep Lake, then continues to a saddle viewpoint below Lemei Rock. The main trail continues past the shore of Cultus Lake, then drops down to end on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 near Deer Lake.

Connect this trail with Cultus Creek Trail #108 via the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 to make a popular loop.

Features include abundant huckleberries and views of Mt. Rainier, the Goat Rocks, Sawtooth Mountain, and Sleeping Beauty.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/10/2018: Open. Mosquitoes have arrived, come prepared!
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and self-issued at trailhead.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply   
Closest Towns: Carson, WA; Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Cultus Creek/Indian Heaven Trailheads.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


Trail can be accessed from either Cultus Creek Campground (Forest Road 24) or Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.



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  Area/Length : 
3.3 miles

  Elevation : 
4000' - 5100'


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