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.