Boulder Lake Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Boulder Lake Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a multi-day loop that starts at the Boulder Lake Trailhead and covers portions of both the Old Freemont, now the Continental Divide Trail, and Highline Trail. It included many lakes and 10,900 ft Hat Pass.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful lake! Deserted on the Summer Solstice, clear water, bright white fluffy clouds. We were happy to discover the road that goes to within half a mile, thought we’d never get there because previously we had accessed the lake from Bonney Meadows above. The road to Bonney Meadows is now only 4-wheel drive accessible. Anyway, we hiked up to the Meadows. We saw an osprey at the lake diving for fish. All in all a perfect day and lovely lake.

backpacking
2 months ago

Easy short stroll from trailhead to boulder lake. Some car campers at little boulder lake because a forest service road reaches there, but only hike-in at the main boulder lake. Fishing at boulder lake was really good. Biting spinners for me. Mostly the invasive, but beautiful, brook trout. A fairly steep hike from the lake up to bonney meadows is worth it. Beautiful views of Mt Hood over a natural meadow full of wildflowers. A decent amount of snow patches on the ground as of late may, but still pretty easy to spot the trail.

camping
Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful area. Primitive but nice campsites on the lake. A nice hike to Echo Point (I'll try to upload) with views of Boulder Lake and Mt Hood. Quite crowded camping on the weekend. Next time we'll go on the weekdays.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

There are 8 to 10 campsites at this lake. The half mile hike in keeps most car campers away. All campsites are on the lake. Beautiful lake, clear water.

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Really beautiful lake, great camping

hiking
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This is a great little hike especially if you continue on to Bonney Meadows (if you happen to be in the area). There are some nice campsites at Boulder Lake

hiking
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Great for camping and fishing, poor for hiking. Hidden gem campsite at the top of the bluff, about three or four miles from the lower campsites, absolutely stunning fields and streams above the cliffs.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

backpacking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

hiking
Sunday, July 05, 2015