THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.
Map of the Mirror Lake, Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Hike
Length: 6.4 mile with loop
Elevation Change: 1600 gain
Season: Late Spring thru late summer
Permit: NW Forest Pass Required
This hike begins at the highway 26 Mirror Lake 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.
Just before Mirror Lake
you intersect the loop trail that goes around Mirror Lake. Keep to the right and you will
pass by the north side of the lake. Once again, you must bear right to avoid following
the loop trail. The trail to the top of Tom Dick and Harry Mtn climbs gently over the next
mile with exceptional vistas of Mt Hood and the surrounding valleys.
When you reach the
ridge top, a large pile of rocks will greet you. The trail turns sharply to the left and
wanders through a scrub forest. About a third of a mile before the summit, the trail begins
to climb steeply over rocky terrain. Upon reaching the top, you are treated to one of the
best vistas in the entire Mt Hood National Forest. During season the flowers are abundant.
This hike is one of the very best and of course quite popular.
Mt. Hood and Mirror Lake as seen
from Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
How to get there:
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.
A Virtual Hike of the Mount Hood National Forest