Indian Heaven Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Indian Heaven Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Trout Lake, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and horses and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.1 miles
1,564 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding





wild flowers

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 18 miles to the signed trailhead within Cultus Creek Campground.

1 month ago

Beautiful view of Mt Adams and St Helens early on. Lots of lakes and meadows. Decent wildflowers. LOTS of mosquitos the whole trail even with 98% deet. Seriously bad mosquitos.

11 months ago

Not spectacular, just really... pleasant (in the best sense of the word). Steep climb at the beginning, but very nice on the Indian Heaven "plateau". Very park-like, pretty lakes, some peekaboo mountain views (Mt Adams is the major one, with Goat Rocks & Mt Rainier in the distance), tons of huckleberries, lots of places to camp. The Cultus Creek section of trail is especially steep (even on the way down) and narrow, but is kinda neat because you get glimpses of how high up you really are.

Buggy as expected, but no mosquitos (as of 8/19). Roads are partly paved and gravel/dirt (very dusty) but in good condition. Even with a lot of parking spots in the campground, none open when I first got there on a Saturday. Popular!

11 months ago

Pretty scenery, especially the lakes. Do the Lemei hike as well, amazing views from that location.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Awesome view of Mt Adams. I think it is about two miles up! We couldn't get to the lake because of snow. Mosquitos are horrible! Trail 33

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gorgeous trail. 7.5 miles long. Very quiet, haven't seen anybody all day. Numerous lakes around. Great workout! Hiked on October 25th 2016. Bring layers it was around 40-45 degrees, cold!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Very well marked trails. I did not see one other person hiking that day, it was very serene. I came upon 7 or so lakes and a few piles of elk poo. Mosquitos are HORRIBLE right now, so I'd highly recommend bug spray.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Really liked camping at Blue Lake…gorgeous blue water with excellent reflections at sunrise. Also camped at Bear Lake, on the peninsula, and that was really cool as well. Nice meadows, gorgeous forest. It was a great time.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Used trailhead off forest road 65 for Thomas Lake and joined PCT. Camped at Clear Lake. Did day hikes south to Indian Heaven; north to Wood Lake; east to Cultus Creek campground and Deep Lake. Good trails - nice views of Mts Rainier, St Helens, Adams.

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Friday, October 25, 2013