Tucked in the heart of the Indian Heaven Wilderness. The short and sweet Lemei Lake trail takes you through open meadow to a calm lake ringed with lush evergreens and grasses.
Beginning at the Indian Heaven Trail in Cultus Creek Campground, the trail travels south, skirting Bird Mountain and passing a junction to Deep Lakebefore arriving at a trail junction 2.5 miles in.
Take the right fork at this junction, and in less than a quarter mile, arrive at another junction. Here, you'll take the left fork, which is the Lemei Lake trail. The lake itself is only a half mile past this junction.
Stopping at the lake is a great spot to enjoy a picnic before heading back to the trailhead, but those with longer legs or more energy, may want to its end at a junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000 near appropriately named Junction Lake.
WTA Pro Tip: While the Lemei Lake trail is 1.9 miles one way, it's a 5 mile round trip hike from the Cultus Creek Campground trailhead.
- 5.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 500 feet
- Highest Point
- 5,100 feet
Hiking Lemei Lake
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 46.0184, -121.7748 Open in Google Maps