Lost Lake Butte Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Lost Lake Butte Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles
1217 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


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.

11 days ago

Due to snow we had too park our car 3 miles down the lake...Next time we will hike this trail. Instead we hike up to Lost Lake and had an amazing time there.

5 months ago

Nice trail, most parts lay in the forest so it is doable also in hot summer conditions. Awesome view on top! Don't forget your boardshort or bikini!

5 months ago

great hike. uphill all the way to an awesome lookout at Mt Hood

6 months ago

beautiful view of mt hood and surrounding landscape. serene and surprisingly not too crowded.

7 months ago

Completed 7/19. Took about an hour and twenty up and a little under an hour down. View at the top is well worth the 1.9m hike.

If you follow the "true" trailhead, you have to cross a road in the park right after beginning the trail - upon reaching the road, look for a stop sign. That's where you resume the trail. Then, at the junction with Skyline Trail, keep left to follow LLB trail.

You're under the tree canopy all the way to the end, so maybe grab a flannel or light jacket. Lots of chipmunks.

7 months ago

A great hike with wonderful views of Mt Hood!

7 months ago

A little steep. Just take your time. The view at the top was breathtaking! Only drawback, on a busy day could get crowded at the top.

9 months ago

closed right now due to snow!

Monday, November 07, 2016

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.

Monday, May 02, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pretty lake but WAY too crowded for my taste.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

lost lake is a very beautiful lake. rather warm actually.
the butte trail is steep an kinda long but very worth the climb...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

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. :)

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