June Lake Trail

Harmony Falls Landing, Washington

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This scenic trail climbs gently to the shore of June Lake, a small, shallow pool near the timberline on the southern flank of Mount St. Helens. The surrounding wildflowers are examples of the resiliency of nature, the meadows are once again lush and green, and the lake seems to host a healthy population of frogs and salamanders. The south bank of the lake is a gorgeous tapered beach of gray sand. While the cinder cone summit is hidden behind a ridge, there are good views of the south end of the Worm Flows, an interesting network of mud and lava flows.
Day Hiking: South Cascades

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Day Hiking: South Cascades

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

This scenic trail climbs gently to the shore of June Lake, a small, shallow pool near the timberline on the southern flank of Mount St. Helens. The surrounding wildflowers are examples of the resiliency of nature, the meadows are once again lush and green, and the lake seems to host a healthy population of frogs and salamanders.

The south bank of the lake is a gorgeous tapered beach of gray sand. While the cinder cone summit is hidden behind a ridge, there are good views of the south end of the Worm Flows, an interesting network of mud and lava flows.

© 2007 Dan A. Nelson /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Harmony Falls Landing
Distance: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Late May-November
Trailhead Elevation: 2,280 feet
Top Elevation: 2,480 feet
Local Contacts: USFS Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 364 Mount St. Helens
Driving Directions: Directions to June Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/3/2010
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I did this hike with my wife and two 9 year old boys. It is a nice easy hike and the lake makes for a great spot to enjoy lunch. The views of Mt. St. Helens from the trail are amazing. The lake itself is very small but nice. The boys enjoyed chasing frogs. It was a good day.


5/16/2010
0

We found this after visiting Ape Cave. Pleasant hike. Easy to follow trail. Waterfall into the lake is very pretty. More trash on this trail and trailhead than most. Next hike I may bring a trash bag.



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