Trail #216B June Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Offering picnicking opportunities on the shores of June Lake, this trail is a good choice for families and beginning hikers. June Lake was formed by a 2,000-year-old lava flow blocking a tributary of Swift Creek. The lake is located along the base of a basalt cliff over which a waterfall pours, replenishing the lake’s cold, clear water.

Start by gently climbing through a young forest, following the rushing sounds of a tributary of Swift Creek that flows from June Lake. The lake is soon reached providing a great place to picnic. Continuing, the trail climbs steeply for 0.25 mile to its junction with Loowit Trail #216. June Lake Trail #216B is the shortest access to Loowit Trail #216.

Please practice Leave No Trace principles and pack out all litter.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/17/2019: 17 inches of snow at 3440 feet (just above and east of June Lake). Forest Road 83 gated for the winter at Marble Mountain Sno-Park. Visitors can walk through snow about a mile to the trailhead.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer-Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:  No camping within 200 feet of the lakeshore.
Closest Towns:  Cougar, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Offices

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June Lake Trailhead



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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
2700 - 3400


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