June Lake Trail

EASY 55 reviews

June Lake Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles
462 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


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wild flowers

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.

5 days ago

A very mellow hike to take the kids and dogs on. The lake and waterfall are beautiful. Went midweek and had the place to ourselves. We will come here again

2 months ago

A beautiful, quiet snowshoe with the dog. Saw not a soul on the pine marten or June lake trail that morning. Still about 3 feet of snow at the lake, had to break my own trail from about .25 miles out. I was surprised there was not more foot traffic, but glad for it. Roads plowed / all asphalt getting to marble mountain.

8 months ago

Quick and easy but a great payoff. We did it in the rain and snow- the beautiful colors of the fall leaves with the crisp white snow made it a truly magical experience.

10 months ago

Great time trail steep and fun

10 months ago

We got to the trail head just before 9am and the parking lot was fairly empty. The trail was in great shape as it followed along a nice creek. Before we new it, we made it to June lake. The lake is gorgeous with a perfect waterfall flowing into the far side. Very picturesque! Check out just how beautiful this area is by watching the video below!


11 months ago

This was a beautiful hike. You have views of the mountain from different points along the trail and the lava flow stopped near the lake so you can explore that as well. There are a couple of waterfalls flowing into the lake and it's a gorgeous spot to have a picnic. We took our dog along and she had fun as well.

11 months ago

Sweet little hike with a lovely lake and pretty waterfall. Great for for an easy, chill and relaxed outing.

11 months ago

Hiked to the fall and beyond to ape canyon.

11 months ago

No snow or ice on the trail as of today. A nice, short hike to a small lake with a waterfall.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great hike still path of ice in June..

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nice waterfall and small private camping ground at the top.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Great hike! The waterfall at the end was great.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Great for day trip with family

Monday, July 25, 2016

Came in from Marble Mtn Trailhead, via Pica Trail

Friday, July 15, 2016

Beautiful hike, stream, bridge, lake, waterfall, mostly shaded until you get to lake

Friday, July 15, 2016

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.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Short, easy trail. It leads to more interesting trails though!

Monday, June 27, 2016

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?!

Monday, June 27, 2016

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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nice trail.

Friday, May 06, 2016

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!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

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.

Monday, September 07, 2015

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.

Monday, July 29, 2013

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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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!

Monday, June 24, 2013

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

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The closest town is Couger, not Stevenson!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I love this part of the foothills of Mt. St. Helens. Its a fun drive from Portland and I am in this area multiple times a year for wild mushroom picking. This hike is very easy and the view of the waterfall, rhododendron and pine at the far side of the lake is something you will always remember. The last time I went I was disappointed because of heavy fog and the banks were lined from end to end with tents.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Not a bad hike but was expecting a littel bigger lake at top. Easy hike though took parents, wife and kids

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