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Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

Mount Hood National Forest

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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  • - Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Leaf of a devil's club (Oplopanax horridus).- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Meadow above Mirror Lake, looking up at Tom Dick and Harry Mountain (5,066').- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium).- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Cascade aster (Aster ledophullus).- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • View on the trail looking east down the Sandy River valley.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Pearly everlasting (Anaphalis nubigena).- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Forest of lodgpole pine, bear grass and Pacific rhododendron.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • - Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • View of Mount Hood (11,250') shrouded in clouds, with Mirror Lake in the foreground.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • View from the summit looking east.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Backcountry campsite at Mirror Lake.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Mirror Lake looking up toward Tom Dick and Harry Mountain (5,066').- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Douglas's spiraea (Spiraea douglasii).- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Mirror Lake.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Not only is there a perfect view of Mount Hood from the top of Tom Dick and Harry, but Mount Rainier and Mount St Helens can be seen in the distance on a clear day.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
  • Polaris sits high in the sky above Mount Hood as a long exposure is made of the earth's rotation on its axis. Snow cats groom summer trails at Timberline Lodge ski area.- Mirror Lake + Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Amazing views of Mount Hood. Swimming in Mirror Lake.
Cons: 
Very heavily used year round.
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Region:
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,520.00 ft (463.30 m)
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
6.40 mi (10.30 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
3,400.00 ft (1,036.32 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Hikers visiting Mirror Lake will enjoy spectacularly close and personal views of Mount Hood and Tom Dick and Harry Mountain.  Visit in mid-July and you'll also enjoy the trail's outstanding abundance of Pacific rhododendron in bloom, as well as Douglas's spiraea surrounding the lake's marshy southern end.

Because the hike is short and Portland is close, visitors will also notice the overwhelming crowds, especially on summer weekends.  Mirror Lake is easily the most trafficked hike in the Mount Hood area.  To separate yourself from the masses, climb an additional 800 feet in elevation to the summit of Tom Dick and Harry.

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