Photos of Indian Heaven Lakes Trail

DISTANCE
13.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,653 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

backpacking
3 months ago

Enjoyable late summer hiking loop; lots of clear blue lakes and brownish ‘puddle’ lakes. Streams all dry. Hiked lollipop figure 8 counter-clockwise. Planned to camp in Forlorn Lakes at Deer or Beer Lake; too many other campers so branched half mile west to Elk Lake & nearly had it to ourselves. No bugs! Loads of wild blueberries. Didn’t start hiking Saturday till 2:30 pm & on trail Sunday by 9:00 am; didn’t encounter many hikers. Small black bear just south of Lemei Rock. Drove in via Carson out via Trout Lake (easier). Finished off the weekend w/scrumptious hamburger, fries & Hefe @ Clark Louis in Stevenson. BTW, my husband & I rate this as moderate, not difficult...maybe someone rated it that way due to distance. Cheers!