June Lake Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
From Vancouver, drive north on I-5 to Highway 503 (Woodland, exit 21). Drive east 35 miles to Forest Service Road 83. Turn left and drive 6 miles to the signed trailhead on the left.
Nice waterfall and small private camping ground at the top.
Great hike! The waterfall at the end was great.
Great for day trip with family
Came in from Marble Mtn Trailhead, via Pica Trail
Beautiful hike, stream, bridge, lake, waterfall, mostly shaded until you get to lake
Switch back upward elevation going. Downhill return. Short hike to a small lake with a rewarding waterfall or two. Calm lake mirrored the falls. See pictures.
Short, easy trail. It leads to more interesting trails though!
Horrible rocky trail that leads to a smelly, small swamp and not a lake. Hiked more up to a crater field to find the lake. Turned around and saw several other people expecting to find the "lake". Boring hike, nothing to see, too many dogs. Not sure how everyone posts a 4-star review?!
great fun trail. The lake is quiet and small. friendly people on the trail. good distance not to long not to short not to steep and not to flat.
it's about a mile or so from the parking lot the lake is small and nasty from algae if you take the trail up and to the left you'll end up in the worm flows and the boulder field for some boulder jumping and adventure we past a sign at 4800' saying you need a permit lol so we went up a bit more ate lunch and turned around 8 miles total we reached 5500' lol if you wanted to you could get pretty close to the top but watch out for Rangers handing out tickets
easy fun hike! suggest continuing past June lake to meet trail 216 and hike West around Mt St Helens to get great views of the mountain. 216 goes all the way around so go as far as your willing to back track! first 1/4 mile last June lake is solid uphill but over quick!!
Great hike pretty easy to get to worth the hike. There is a trail north of the lake on ridge that at top has amazing view of Mt.
Family hiked this last Saturday. Nice trail. The water fall was cool. I also liked the large upside down tree that was impaled into the ground to the north of the lake. It has a tiny tree growing out of its root ball on top. We hiked on to see Chocolate Falls. Unfortunately, that falls was not running and then the rain started, pretty heavy at times. We got soaked, but I plan to come back here for more exploring.
The kids want to rename this June Swamp. Came up expecting to be able to swim and enjoy the "beautiful sandy beach" instead we ate lunch and continued on. Lots of water bugs and weeds. The waterfall is beautiful, the lake not so much.
Great hike. Took mom up for Mother's Day. Still quite a bit of snow. Had to park at the sno-park then walk up the road a little over a mile. Snowmobilers all around, so pay attention in the corners. Snow all the way up to the lake, fairly solid but it was a warm and sunny day so if you hit it just right there was little opportunity to keep your socks dry. Because of all the snow --- round trip from the sno-park, hoping down trees, a stop for lunch at the top and a few to many stops along the way to enjoy everything around --- took a little over 5 hour. All and all, it was truly a memorable trip!
Just went up there this weekend with our younger scouts. Camped overnight then stowed our gear and hiked over to Chocolate Falls. Short hike but lots of bolder hopping. The falls wasn't flowing this time. Would be a great day hike. Try to go during the week, gets too crowded on weekends. June 21,22 2013
The closest town is Couger, not Stevenson!