Length: 9.6 Miles round trip
Elevation Change: 2300' Elevation gain
Season: Summer thru Fall
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
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This hike follows Trail #34 off the
Forest Road #24. You will hike through
fairly dense forest as the trail begins
to increase in steepness. At about
a mile you will come to a junction of
Trail #102. Keep straight ahead as you
enter the Indian Heaven Wilderness.
The trail becomes much steeper and you
will encounter a few switchbacks. You
can get an occasional glimpse of Mt
Adams as you make your way up some of
these switchbacks. At about 3 miles
you will come to the junction with
Trail #34A that goes to Wapiki Lake.
Bear right and keep climbing steeply
toward the ridge above the lake.
As the trail nears the summit of the
ridge above Wapiki Lake, you will be
able to enjoy some of the best vistas
in the entire wilderness. Mt Adams
is to the northeast, Mt Hood is to the
southeast, and Wapiki Lake is directly
The trail begins a slow descent as it
nears the base of Lemei Rock. On this
CD Guide I do not describe how to
climb the rock. Rather, I depict hiking
up to its base and ridge line which is
just northeast of the peak itself.
From this easily accessible ridge line
you can enjoy views of Mt St Helens to
the west, Mt Rainier to the north,
and Mt Adams to the northeast.