Indian Heavan Trail to Wapiki Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Indian Heavan Trail to Wapiki Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trout Lake, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November.

8.3 miles
2,440 feet
Out & Back





no dogs

One of the best hikes in the Indian Heaven Wilderness: dramatic views of Mount Adams and distant views of Mount Rainier, Goat Rocks and Mount St. Helens. After ascending through thick forest the first 1-1/2 miles, a plateau full of huckleberry fields and hundreds of small lakes that beg exploring. Indian Heaven Wilderness is famous for its 150 + lakes and huckleberry-filled alpine meadows. The Native Americans used to gather each year to hunt, fish, collect berries and race their horses until the 1920s. On the northern and western side of the wilderness, huckleberry picking is still reserved for tribal members only. On clear days, there are great views of Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, Goat Rocks and Mount St. Helens. Starting at the Cultus Creek campground, the hike begins a steep ascent through a Douglas Fir forest and skirts along the side of Bird Mountain. The first viewpoint has a very big payoff: unobstructed views of nearby Mount Adams, with Goat Rocks and Mount Rainier in the not so far distance. After Cultus Lake, take the Lemei Trail at the junction to Lemei (pronounced lem-ee-eye) Rock and a view of Lake Wapiki. The trail passes through meadow after meadow of huckleberries and heather, which in the fall are full of bright yellow and red colors, and plenty of berries for sampling. Lemei Rock is an ancient volcano crag and Lake Wapiki is held in its old red cinder crater.

1 month ago

Tried to hike this weekend. Roads are still snow covered over 4 miles away from trailhead.

10 months ago

Epic swim in the lake. Great views. No bugs. Perfect day on the trail.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I did not get to Lake Wapiki because the trail eventually was covered in packed and mushy snow. Yes, snow mid-July! The first 0.7 miles is quite the workout but settles after that. The mosquitos are pretty voracious around Deep Lake and Cultus Lake. I'm so glad I had bug spray but that wasn't blood sucking bug proof enough. The Indian Heaven backcountry is amazingly beautiful and this hike easily has become one of my top 5.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The most beautiful place in the fall

Monday, September 05, 2016

Amazing all along!!!

Thursday, July 07, 2016


Monday, September 28, 2015


Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Beautiful as always. So much snow still. But it was before the ravenous Mosquitos too. Gaitors or snowshoes would have helped

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It does not matter if you choose trail 33 or trail 108, you will go up some crazy hills and walk through some beautiful country of the wonderous Indian Heaven Wilderness. You pass several lakes, awesome viewpoints and a mind that becomes cleansed as the nature takes its course. I did this trail with a friend of mine but have done this trail in the past when I was a child with my Dad. This was a tribute trek to my Father as he passed away and the memories that flooded me were intense but not overwhelming because I was doing something my dad and I are passionate about. This is truly an awesome trail.

8 days ago

Saturday, October 15, 2016