Lost Lake Butte Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.
Directions from Hood River: Travel south on Highway 35 for approximately 14 miles to Woodworth Road (one mile north of the community of Mount Hood - watch for winery sign). Follow Woodworth Road three miles west to Dee Highway 281. Follow 281 north for approximately five miles to the Dee Hardboard Plant. Make a sharp left turn, cross the bridge and stay left. Follow the signs to Lost Lake. The trail begins in the campground near the first road junction but its better to park where the trail crosses Road 1340.
Great short, but moderately steep hike that ends in a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. Perfect for a half day workout, with time for lunch at the top. Park outside the gate of the campgrounds and walk into the campground. Continue on main auto road, past camps until you see a small wooden sign on left that says : Lost Lake Butte Trail.
Amazing views, nice 3.2 mile hike. During the hike some part of trail was blocked by falling trees, but we managed to hiked the entire lake
get here early spring and there will be no one on the trail. The first time I hiked it I started about 830am and with a nice break at the top, made it back before 1030. Spectacular view of Mt. Hood!!
Pretty lake but WAY too crowded for my taste.
lost lake is a very beautiful lake. rather warm actually.
the butte trail is steep an kinda long but very worth the climb...
Leisurely, clearly defined trail with incredible mountain views and lots of off-the-beaten-path side trails for adventurers. Parking and bathrooms available <.1 mi from trailhead. Definitely a good option for jogging or walking, but you'll probably just want to stop and take in the views. :)