Henry Hagg Lake Trail From SW West Shore Drive

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Henry Hagg Lake Trail From SW West Shore Drive is a 13.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gaston, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

bugs

muddy

over grown

One of the best mountain biking areas in the Portland Metro area. This trail offers varied terrain from steep hill climbs to quick sections of road biking to some technical terrain. You'll have views of Mt. Hood from several places and you can even take a swim in the lake on hot days. Be warned that in the rainy season these trails can become pretty muddy. If you have time and have brought your binoculars this is also a great place for bird watching with observation decks along the lakeshore for viewing. There are plenty of parking areas off the road around the lake. You can choose whichever one you'd like to start at and the trail is pretty easy to follow. The consensus is that the best direction to travel on bike is clockwise around the lake.

hiking
9 days ago

18 days ago

Got to swim after

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Loved this nice stroll. Did a couple days ago. I logged it at 14.9 miles because the trail was rerouted, and not clear where the trail was at certain times. (So, backtracking) Every turn was beautiful. Completed time was 5hrs 23minutes.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Tried to enjoy the trail with my family but a bunch of running jerks tore up the trails in the Hagg lake mud run and did not come back to repair the trails..... ridiculous

walking
7 months ago

Good for walking, biking, trail running, etc. Many spots to duck down to the lake. A lot of people.

trail running
10 months ago

I ran around the entire lake - about 14.8 miles total. I did lose the track a few times, so maybe you could do it in 14.3 lol ... Some areas don't have signs, you also have to go on the street a few times, however, I did like how diverse the terrain is, meadows, trails, creek crossing and a large log to cross. Had a lot of fun! You get to see some awesome views of the lake a various vantage points. God is an amazing creator!!

10 months ago

Monday, August 15, 2016

This was a super boring hike. It was hard due to the distance, but there isn't much to look at.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

not exactly sure how this received the hard rating. moderate Maybe. While riding around the lake is a fun adventure the current trails are in need of some maintenance and some of what's being done to them makes no sense. jumps have been put in on gravel paths. one very fast section of hard dry ground now also has gravel on it which simply serves to slow you down. it was an area that had virtually no erosion and the dirt was extremely hard. Other areas that are further inland receive very little maintenance. over the years I've tried to do what I can to help keep the trail system and check but this current group really doesn't seem to know how to build a bike trail

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hiked it on a Monday from Recreation Area C counter clockwise. It was a very pleasant hike in cool July, very little or no mud. There are lots of blackberries on the North half, which were a nice treat. During the week there is not a lot of trail traffic, so that is nice. The trail was very clean. Lots of places to gaze out at the lake, and hundreds of cuts available to lake or road, so you are never too far from a break. Cell coverage was ok with Verizon. Have a good hike!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lost the trail a few times and it was pretty overgrown in several areas but other than that was a fantastic time. Wouldn't recommend as a casual ride, it's challenging by both the terrain and time in the saddle, you will sleep good after this ride.

hiking
Monday, April 04, 2016

hiking
Friday, February 26, 2016

We hiked the trail and found it very difficult to navigate. It wasn't strenuous, it was simply impossible to stay on the trail all the way around, as the trail was broken in many places due to overgrowth, and other sections of the trail were very muddy and torn up from mountain bikes.