Veda Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile out and back trail located near Government Camp, OR that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from June until October.
Directions from Sandy: Drive past Trillium Lake Campground, off Hwy. 26 and east of Government Camp, and continue around the lake until you join with Rd. 2613. Turn and climb 3 1/2 miles on the rough, narrow, dirt road to Fir Tree Camp. The trail is on the opposite side of the road from the camp.
My favorite view of Mt. Hood!
This is not mountain bike friendly
Bit of a drive for a short hike, but the small lake is lovely and secluded and good for a swim. Great view of Mt. Hood from the high point of the trail. Nice backcountry campsites cleared with fire rings.
Short hike, great swimming hole.