Indian Heaven Lakes Loop Professional Review and Guide
"A magical land of extinct volcanic craters along a high plateau dotted by more than one hundred subalpine lakes, this 20,600-acre wilderness area is indeed a heavenly place. Long a gathering ground for area tribes who came to collect huckleberries, fish, tan hides, dry meats, and race horses, the area retains its signi?cance to these Native Americans.
Today this land is also a popular gathering place for hikers, with its many trails, gentle topography, and enticing lakes and berry ?elds. But be warned that this heaven is a mosquito hell early in the hiking season. This classic loop leads to many of Indian Heaven’s prettiest lakes, with opportunities for side trips to more lakes and some great viewpoints. This backpacking trip can easily be shortened, as any of these wilderness lakes make ?ne destinations."