Trail #216B June Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Summer 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: 06/04/2021: Trail open. Possibly a bit of snow still present at the lake. Definite snow beyond.
Fees No fee or pass required. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer-Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  •  No camping within 100 feet of the lakeshore, please.
Closest Towns:  Cougar, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information

Directions:

June Lake Trailhead


Activities


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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
2700 - 3400

 

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