Koch Mountain Trail #3576

The trail goes off to the east on mostly moderate grades, taking the visitor through dry rolling country before descending to Waldo Lake. Vegetation consists primarily of mountain hemlock, Pacific silver fir and dwarf huckleberry.

This route offers a relatively short and easy access to the primitive west side of Waldo Lake. Be prepared for mosquitoes in the early summer.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trail is in an area impacted by the Cedar Creek Fire. Before visiting areas affected by wildfire, make sure to review the 4 Steps for Safety for recreating in burned areas.
Permit Info: Wilderness self issue permit needed.
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Access from:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy


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  Area/Length : 
2 miles

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