Lake Wapiki

Trout Lake, Washington 98650

Lake Wapiki

Lake Wapiki Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Filling the center of a colorful old volcanic crater, Lake Wapiki is one of the crown jewels in the string of watery gems that populate Washington’s Indian Heaven Wilderness. There are two ways into the lake; the eastern approach is shorter and involves less elevation gain, but travels through viewless forest the entire way. The more attractive and recommended option comes in from the north and west on a very scenic route that visits lovely Cultus Lake, passes several beautiful meadows, takes you to a fine viewpoint, and nearly touches the jagged crags of dramatic Lemei Rock. Overall, it is a tasty package, and you can make it even tastier if you time your visit for late August when the huckleberries are ripe. As with other trips in Indian Heaven, avoid July and early August when you will be plagued by clouds of buzzing, blood-sucking mosquitoes."

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Trail Information

Trout Lake
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
2,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Late August / early October
Mount Adams Ranger District (Gifford Pinchot National Forest)
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Lone Butte, Mount Adams—West
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018