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Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • Mount Hood (11,249 ft.) from shoreline view point looking across Lost Lake- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Thunderstorm on Lost Lake- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Mount Hood (11,249 ft.) from shoreline view point looking across Lost Lake- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Oval-leafed blueberry (Vaccinium ovalifolium)- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • View across Lost Lake.- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Deer fern (Blechnum spicant)- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Mosses and lichen on a western red cedar- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Western trillium (Trillium ovatum)- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Lost Lake.- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Day-use area on Lost Lake's western shore- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • View across Lost Lake on heavily cloudy day- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • Mount Hood from the Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail.- Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
  • - Lost Lake Lakeshore Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Fantastic views. Old-growth forest.
Cons: 
Crowds in summer.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
3.40 mi (5.47 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The main attraction of this easy hike is the up-close and dynamic view of Mount Hood across Lost Lake to the southeast.  The old-growth forest of Douglas fir, mountain hemlock and western red cedar that circles the shoreline of the lake is also a feature, and the noble firs along the southeastern shoreline are unusually large.  To see some of these trees, head off of the Shoreline Trail and onto the Old-Growth Interpretive Trail that weaves in and out of the Lost Lake Campground.  Below the tree-top canopy you’ll find a lush forest full of vine maple, dull Oregon grape, vanilla leaf, deer fern and oval-leaved blueberries.  If you are in the mood for a more challenging hike, take the 3.8-mile, there-and-back trail up to Lost Lake Butte, a 1,300-foot elevation gain.

 

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