Trail #216B June Lake
Offering picnicking opportunities on the shores of June Lake, this 1.6 mile 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:||11/21/2023: The June Lake trail is inaccessible due to a mudslide on Forest Road 83. Winter closure begins December 1st or with significant snowfall. You can park at Marble Mountain and use the Pine Martin Trail to access June Lake. Contact the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument for more info at 360-449-7800.|
|Fees:||No fee or pass required. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.|
|Closest Towns:||Cougar, WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|