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Thomas Lake Trail #111, WA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List WA > Volcano
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,329 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.97
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Thomas Lake Trail - Cascade Crest / PCT Loop
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Sep, Jun
Sun  7:44am - 4:51pm
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Junction Lake Trail #48
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5.0 mi
700 ft
Indian Heaven Wilderness Vacation Trail
2.3 mi away
19.0 mi
1,800 ft
Indian Racetrack Trail to Red Mountain Lookout
Indian Racetrack Trail to Red Mountain Lookout
2.4 mi away
7.0 mi
1,500 ft
Falls Creek Trail
2.5 mi away
8.9 mi
Lemei Lake Trail #179
2.9 mi away
2.1 mi
115 ft
Placid Lake and Chenamus Lake Trail
3.4 mi away
4.0 mi
60 ft
Indian Heaven Loop
3.6 mi away
9.5 mi
1,700 ft
East Crater Trail to Junction Lake
3.7 mi away
5.2 mi
700 ft
Bird Mountain Trail
4.7 mi away
7.0 mi
1,200 ft
Indian Heaven Trail and Deep Lake Trail
4.7 mi away
6.4 mi
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This 3.3 mile heavily used trail passes numerous lakes prior to its connection with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 within Indian Heaven Wilderness.

From the Thomas Lake Trailhead, beginning along Road 65, this trail climbs gently as it passes through a dense forest, coming to Dee, Thomas, and Heather Lakes at approximately 0.6 mile. The trail climbs to a meadow, then continues past Brader Lake and Naha Lake to Rock Lake and Little Rock Lake. It then turns south and passes Lake Umtux.

As the trail continues through the broad plateau meadow, it passes numerous unnamed ponds and tiny lakes. The trail descends into the timber, passing Lake Sahalee Tyee, and ends at Blue Lake with the junction of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.

Lake Sahalee Tyee lies in the shallow crater of an old volcano. This is an area where Native Americans built slow-burning fires in trenches, preserving berries for later use by drying them over the radiant heat.

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