The Mirror Lake Trail Oregon is a 4.1-mile trail in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness of Mount Hood National Forest. This beautiful trail features a crystal-clear lake and volcano views and is rated with moderate difficulty.
The Mirror Lake Trail offers visitors a chance to camp, hike, or trail run in the summertime and is perfect for snowshoeing in the winter. At the lake, reflections of Mount Hood glistening on of the aptly named Mirror Lake. For an added challenge, continue past Mirror Lake to Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain.
About Mirror Lake Trail
A popular destination during the summertime, the Mirror Lake Trail offers relatively easy access to one of the most beautiful lakes in Mount Hood National Forest. At only 4.1 miles round trip, the Mirror Lake Trail is perfect for family outings, trail running, a short hike, or an easy snowshoe.
On the way to Mirror Lake, pass through lush forests, cross babbling streams on footbridges, and relax into the beautiful sounds and smells of nature. In spring and early summer, be on the lookout for wildflowers. Rhododendron, Trillium, and Indian paintbrush are all early-season blooming flowers in Mount Hood National Forest.
For a more challenging hike, tack on a few additional miles and a thousand feet of elevation gain to conquer Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain. To access Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain, simply continue past Mirror Lake on the marked trail.
At the summit of Tom, Dick, & Harry, enjoy up-close views of Mount Hood, sweeping views of Mount Hood National Forest and, on clear days, views of other nearby volcanoes. On the best days, visitors can see Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, and Mount Saint Helens all in a row.
Accessing Mirror Lake
To access Mirror Lake, visitors must park at Ski Bowl, which is a half mile East of the trailhead on Highway 26 near Government Camp. Visitors must then walk a half mile along Highway 26 to get to the Mirror Lake trailhead.
Once at the trailhead, be sure to read the information and trail rules signage. Although dogs are allowed on the Mirror Lake Trail, owners are required to leash and pick up after their pets. There are also sometimes informational safety alerts on the sign so it’s important to always check.
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