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Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake Campground

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Mount Hood National Forest

Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake Campground is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 39 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

running

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

great link for a little hike and hang out at Timothy Lake.

hiking
10 months ago

Good trail. There is no phone signal. I suggest to download the map before you go.

hiking
11 months ago

Super easy “walk in the park”! We camped and walked this as some of our day time activity. The hike is mostly shaded and was relaxing as the trail was very well maintained. Not the most stunning view in the world but cool enough to make the walk worth it!

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over grown
11 months ago

Little crater lake looking amazing when the sun is up, otherwise it’s too shady to see the awesome deep blue.

hiking
Mon Jun 24 2019

The trail was gorgeous and quite an easy hike. The only thing I would recommend is to drive a vehicle that can drive through crater sized potholes. They were littered along the road down to the trail head and could easily do damage to your car if not careful.

hiking
Tue Oct 23 2018

This is a beautiful trail, very easy. I would only call it moderate due to length. We ended up hiking from Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake and kept going, turning back once we got maybe 1/2 way around the Timothy Lake Loop. In all, once we got back to Little Crater Lake, we’d hiked ~14 miles. We encountered campers and a fair amount of people walking and running on the trail. It was fairly cold (in early September), so bring layers.

hiking
Wed Oct 18 2017

Little crater lake is beautiful

Mon Jul 03 2017

Easy trail ~ beautiful at both ends

hiking
Sun Mar 19 2017

Very flat trip. Crosses the Pacific Crest Trail in the middle. End up at Timothy Lake Picnic area and there is a gravel boat launch there. But access on that side takes you hours as you have to loop the entire West side of the lake, so access from Little Crater Lake give an nice walk and faster access.

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