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Junction Lake

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area
45.9811, -121.7582 Map & Directions
Length
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
700 feet
Highest Point
4780 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites

This is a short but popular backpacking destination. This hike will bring you into the heart of the Indian Heaven wilderness where bog blueberries and huckleberries are abundant in August. Continue reading

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Hiking Junction Lake

This is a short but popular backpacking destination. This hike will bring you into the heart of the Indian Heaven wilderness where bog blueberries and huckleberries are abundant in August.

Young hikers will love the warm water of shallow Junction Lake. Once camp is set up, relax and enjoy the surrounding subalpine meadows or walk a little farther and step onto the Pacific Crest Trail.

Hike Description Written by
Lace Thornberg, WTA Community

Junction Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.9811, -121.7582 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Carson drive 5.8 miles on the Wind River Road, then turn right onto Old State road. Stay on Old State Rd for 0.1 miles then turn left onto Panther Creek Rd (Fr-65) for 11 miles. At the four way intersection take a right onto FR-60 (turns into a gravel road). Turn left onto FR-6030 for East Crater and Forlorn Lakes. Drive 0.2 miles then take a left onto FR-6035. After 4.4 miles pull to the right where East Crater Trail head begins.

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Trailhead

South Cascades > Mount Adams Area

Junction Lake (#)

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

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Junction Lake

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