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Pets allowed
Elevation Gain
Trail type
6.40 mi (10.30 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass


Amazing views of Mount Hood. Swimming in Mirror Lake.


Very heavily used year round.

Trailhead Elevation

3,400.00 ft (1,036.32 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,520.00 ft (463.30 m)


Backcountry camping
Big vistas


Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Oregon, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Oregon, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area


How is this hike at the start of November?
How does one reserve/gain access these campgrounds? I can't find mention of them on Mt. Hood National Forest list of campgrounds.
Awesome campgrounds. We went on a busy weekend but there were plenty of spots available. Busy during the day but not so much at night. Very peaceful. Lots of mosquitoes though so bring your repellent and maybe a face net. Highly recommend.
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