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Lost Lake Butte Trail

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Lost Lake Butte Trail is a 3.7 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.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,292 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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. Lost Lake Resort and Campground is open from May 1 - October 13.

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5 days ago

Came here on a very overcast day yesterday. It’s a really short and sweet hike. I was booking it and it took me an hour on the dot to get to the top. If it is a clear day you will really enjoy the top. Pretty steady up hill but nothing you can’t handle if you have hiked before. As said before this camp ground at Lost Lake is privately owned so there is a $9 day use fee. Make sure you bring cash. Would recommend to anyone.

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rocky
17 days ago

Good hike, steep at times going uphill. A lot of up hill. But worth it for the view at the top.

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rocky
24 days ago

Steady incline through the forest until you reach the top. Great views of Hood with distant views of Adams and Jefferson. Only 4 other people on trail.

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rocky
1 month ago

Nice, mellow and easy hike with gradual climb. Very well maintained trail just off Lost Lake campgrounds. Needed a shorter hike with nice views on a sunny day. On a clear day you get stunning views of Hood, Adams and Jefferson peaking up in the distance. Remember there is a $9 day use fee. Your forest passes don’t work here as it is privately managed.

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rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful views at the top. Challenging, but too hard.

hiking
1 month ago

It takes about an hour to the top. I would call it a moderately hard hike. Definitely worth the effort! There are about 4 large fallen tree trunks lying in your way but you can climb through. The path is rocky and there are thick roots so watch your feet! Coming down takes about 35-40 mins depending on your pace.

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snow
2 months ago

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snow
2 months ago

Hiked 05/04/2019. Almost the entire trail is covered by snow but able to be hiked. Micro spikes would be ideal on switchbacks near the top but def not required. Don’t be discouraged that the trailhead is 3 feet below snow-just follow the previous footsteps through the snow and you will be fine. Only saw one other group on the trail and the views are pretty epic of mt hood.

2 months ago

Beautiful and not highly trafficked if done early.

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3 months ago

Easy hike. Became overly crowded by mid afternoon.

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7 months ago

Hiked on 11/18. Gate closed so u have to hike half mile to TH. No bathrooms, no parking fee. Took trip around the lake first which was quite serene. No sun, no views but lots of cool mushrooms, unusual tree roots

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike with a beautiful view of Mt Hood. Quite a bit of elevation gain, but much of the trail is pretty gradual. Took us a little under 2 hours round trip.

11 months ago

Pretty solid hike overall. It took me 45 minutes to get to the top. I would say I am in good shape, but not some elite athlete.

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11 months ago

A nice walk to a very cool view of Mount Hood. Nicely maintained trail, but took a bit to find the actual trailhead. Steady climb to the top, which is worth it. Beautiful forest with lots of shade. Passed a few people but the trail wasn’t crowded. Check it out if you can!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Xefd diff

hiking
Thursday, July 05, 2018

Quite a vigorous hike! 2 hours 20 minutes in/out with the 8-year-old kid and a pup. Gorges view at the end!

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Monday, July 02, 2018

I recommend going the morning. I believe we headed up around 10 and barely saw anyone. On the way down there were many groups which would make enjoying the top a bit harder. Beautiful view of hood!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Beautiful. Started at 9am on a Sunday and there was no one on the trail!

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lookout is not guaranteed obviously, was cloudy up top by the time we arrived. Trail is steady climb up, easy terrain and very quick back down. Not much going on from scenery or interesting trail terrain but not a bad quick hike.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fun, quick, and pretty steep. Made for a great workout with beautiful views at the top of Mt. Hood. There was snow over a significant part of the trail, which made for slow going, but our pups loved it. We began our hike around 9 AM and only met one other couple on the way up. It was considerably busier on the way down.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

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.

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

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!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

Sunday, August 06, 2017

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

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

A great hike with wonderful views of Mt Hood!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

closed right now due to snow!

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