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:||06/18/22: Trail is OPEN for the season and snow-free but has received no maintenance; travel with caution.|
|Fees:||No fee or pass required. See Mount St. Helens Map for fee and payment sites.|
|Closest Towns:||Cougar, WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|