Length: 2.8 Miles round trip
Elevation Change: 700' Elevation gain
Season: Late Spring thru Fall
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
Call this number to see if this trail is closed: 360-449-7800
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Here is another little hike that is
rich in rewards with very little
effort. The hike begins at a trail
head just off Forest Road 83. The
trail actually follows an old road for
much of the way.
On a clear day the views of Mt St
Helens from this hike are spectacular.
In season the flowers along the way
are great. But the reward is the
beautiful little June Lake, and
the June Lake Falls. The hike is
never very steep, and there is a
excellent bridge that crosses the
stream that comes out of June Lake.
This trail is also used as a winter
approach to climbing Mt St Helens.
Because of the low elevation of
the trail head, climbs use this
location to climb Mt St Helens
when they can not reach the
established start point of
When you arrive at June Lake, you
might be surprised as to how small
the lake is. But this the waterfall
right behind the lake, and with the
beautiful setting of the lake, this
hike is well worth it.