Hike 28
The Mt. Hood National Forest
Mirror Lake Hike
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Length: 3.2 mile with loop
Elevation Change: 700 gain
Season: Late Spring thru late summer
Difficulty:   Moderate
Permit:   NW Forest Pass Required


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One of the most popular hikes in the Mt Hood National Forest. This gentle hike begins at the highway 26 trail head. Most of the hike wanders through dense forest. There are only a couple areas where you can view the surrounding mountains and valleys until you reach the lake itself. There is a loop trail that goes around the lake providing multiple vistas that are exceptional in beauty. Flowers abound during season.

Mirror Lake
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Drive US 26 to one mile west of Government Camp on Mt Hood. The trailhead is on the south side of the highway at a rather large curved part of the road. The trail begins with a wooden bridge across Camp Creek. There is ample parking and porta-facilities are provided in season.

Note: In winter, they tend not to keep the area clear of snow, so there is no place to park if you want to snowshoe into Mirror Lake.

Note: This is the same trailhead for Mirror Lake and Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain.

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