Lemei Trail to Lemei Rock is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Vancouver, east 70 miles on Highway 14 to Highway 141. Turn north and drive 22 miles to Trout Lake. Continue north on Highway 141 as it becomes Forest Service Road 24 for 13 miles to the trailhead on the left, before Little Goose Campground.
We hiked into Lake Wapiki 7/15/16 & did a side hike to Lemei Rock. The trail had recently been cleared of blow downs. It was in the upper 80s in Trout Lake, but in the 60s with a steady cool breeze at the lake and higher. Some horse flies near the trail head, but overall very few bugs for this time of year.
The lake is beautiful with many good campsites. Lots of frogs, toads, tadpoles, & salamanders. The water was warm. We didn't see any fish rising.
The trail is fairly steep, particularly for the last mile or so into the lake and up to the crater rim. Views up there of Adams & Hood were amazing. Other peaks were in the mist.
There is no water at all along the trail, so carry plenty.
Wait until mid to late summer to do this trail. We tried to hike it in early June and were unsuccessful due to snow. We got about 2.5 miles in, we believe about .5 miles from Wapiki Lake, and finally had to turn back because the snow had gotten too deep and since it was sunny the snow was soft and we would sink to our knees on every step. Overall the trail is a very moderate, steady climb with a few steeper parts, we didn't get high enough to see views of anything. On the way back down we took the Filloon trail back to the road then hiked down the gravel road back to the car. This added almost 2 miles to our shortened hike. Beware of mosquitoes, there were a few on this hike but I've been told it gets much worse in the summer.