Pacific Crest Trail, Indian Heaven Wilderness Section

Trout Lake, Washington 98650

Pacific Crest Trail, Indian Heaven Wilderness Section

Pacific Crest Trail, Indian Heaven Wilderness Section Professional Review and Guide

"Hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) through the length of Indian Heaven Wilderness. Much of this trail is not very scenic, but it gives access to many side trails that are. Once you reach the second junction with Sawtooth Mountain Trail, at 4,610 feet elevation on the northern end of Sawtooth Mountain, the route starts to descend.

Soon the PCT leaves Indian Heaven Wilderness. As you lose elevation the forest becomes more open. Mountain ash and huckleberry bushes cover much of the landscape, and lupine blooms between the bushes. Mount Adams comes into view to the east as you enter the famous Sawtooth Huckleberry Fields. Native Americans have gathered berries here for centuries, and the tradition continues today."

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Trail Information

Trout Lake
Nearby City
16.4
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Long day hike or 2 or 3-day backpack
Duration
July through September
Season
3,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,100 feet
Top Elevation
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Wind River Ranger District, Mount Adams Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Gifford Peak, Lone Butte
Local Maps

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Jul 2018