Koch Mountain Trail #3576

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

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:

8/9/22: Temporarily closed due to Cedar Creek Fire. See closure order and map.

Permit Info: Wilderness self issue permit needed.
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Access from:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2 miles

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