Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Trail

MODERATE 367 reviews

Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

hiking
38 minutes ago

Stunning views that make you totally forget you haven’t even made it to the TDH summit yet. In fact judging by the last quarter mile of trail, no one completes the summit because the best has already been done. If you want to push through, be warned that the trail is almost non existent and somewhat technical. Very few people which is nice if you do decide to go further. The place explodes into a circus line of hikers after 9 AM. The only reason it’s not a five star hike is because of its population problem. I found litter along the trail as well as bags of dog poop that people were kind enough to bag but dumb enough to leave behind. Come on humans!!

hiking
1 day ago

Steep start with lots of switchbacks. Getting to the top is well worth it. Hopefully the weather is kind so you can see Mt. Hood. Their is a ridgeline that you can continue to climb if you so choose. You don’t need to to get a great view. Limited parking spots near the trailhead as of now. I had to drive a mile up the rode to Find parking and walk back toward the trail on the road. Well worth the journey.

4 days ago

Hiked it for sunrise and it was amazing. So beautiful and the perfect moderate hike to train at night.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a technically easy but steep trail, with rewarding vistas and forest for the entirety. A little hard to stay on the trail as you reach the summit, because the terrain is strewn with boulders, but well worth the effort one you reach the top.
We hadn't planned on doing this hike, we only had intentions of visiting Mirror Lake, but decided to tack on the second part. We arrived at the summit around 10am completely shrouded in mist, so we decided to hold out to see if the cloud cover would clear so we could see Mt. Hood. Waited nearly two hours (many others came and went in the time), but the wait was SO worth it. Stunning views of Hood and much of the Cascade range both North and South.

5 days ago

One of my first few hikes being out in Oregon and this one did not disappoint. The whole hike is spaced out nicely with mirror lake and then spots of views on the trek from the lake to the top. As other people have mentioned, it appears the most popular end point is this false summit. But the top is amazing. On one side you are right in front of Mt Hood (and I believe you can see Mt St Hellen’s and Adams I’m not sure) and on the other you have a fantastic landscape. The hike to this point is pretty moderate with a little bit of rockiness in a few spots.

After this false summit spot the trail becomes more difficult and less travelled. There were a few times we were walking and realized that we had slightly gotten off the path. We only made it about 10 or so minutes past the false summit because we came to an edge with no clear alternative routes ahead. We weren’t sure if we just followed a wrong path or not so we turned back. This was the only bad thing. But going past the false summit has its own benefits, you can see mirror lake from above which is neat and there are cliffs that you can walk up to the edge.

Overall it was an amazing hike that I’d definitely do again in the spring when Hood has more snow. We got there at 11, parking was difficult but we found some. The trail was busy but for the most part it wasn’t bad. It took roughly 2 hours up and 1 hour or so down.

6 days ago

I did this hike September 2016 and did a sunrise hike. I left the trailhead at about 4 am and made it to the top with about 20 minutes to spare. It was a little scary because I hadn't done this hike before and didn't have enough lighting. I used a headlamp but also should have used a flashlight. Watching the sun rise behind Mt. Hood was a bucket list item for me and I'll never forget it. Once the sun was up I could see about five different mountains in the cascade range. Listening to the forest wake up was surreal. This hike will be tough to beat. I did it on a Wednesday morning and didn't see another person.

11 days ago

Was lovely to be greeted and sent off by Mirror Lake. Seemed to be a bit of a false summit at the top in the rocks where 10-20 people were resting. Follow the app and forge on to the actual summit if you’re in it for the challenge and not just the lovely view of Hood. Could also see Jefferson off in the distance.

12 days ago

Get there early to avoid the crowd. A beautiful hike through the forest, around the lake, and up to the top. Hike on a clear day so that you get a good view of Mt Hood, and Mt Adams and Mt Jefferson.

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing hike! Best done on a clear day. I think it was closer to 6 miles and on the easy side of moderate. Happy National Summit Day!

21 days ago

Hiked TDH trail with my wife. It’s a steady up hill gradually getting steeper as you go. Bring plenty of water and some snacks to keep up energy. Once at the summit the view was priceless. To the north you see Mt Hood, Mt Adams & Mt Saint Helens. To the south Mt Jefferson. Get there early so you can get trailhead parking, otherwise tack on another mile walk along the highway 26.

22 days ago

Great views!!

23 days ago

Amazing views on a clear day. We were able to see Rainier, Hood, Jefferson, Adams and St Helens. The peak was a great place to sit and enjoy lunch and the views. If the sky isn't clear I'd find somewhere else to hike, the views are what make this hike

hiking
1 month ago

Very busy on the weekends, but beautiful view at the top. totally worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Get there early if you want a parking spot. We got there just before 8am on the weekend and were able to get a spot next to the trailhead. Very pretty hike. Was bummed that the mountain was all socked in with cloud cover. Clouds broke just for a minute to get a parial view of the mountain pic when we got to the summit. Very busy trail but to be expected since it is right off the highway.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely bring bug spray! I definitely fed more than a few mosquitos on this trip. But, this is absolutely worth it. The rhododendron are on their way out, but the other wild flowers are more than making up for it.

Do the loop around the lake to get the full experience. I made an earlier start than most- left the truck around 7:45 this morning and was joined by about 6-8 other people up at the summit. By the time I got back down around 11, it was a zoo at the parking lot and I passed about 30 people who were headed up. Get the early start for the best views and less people!

hiking
1 month ago

Climbed in from the Mirror Lake trailhead, kind of on accident ( we saw the signs and made a spur of the moment decision to hike up). Definitely a steep climb (about 2000 feet over 4 miles), but the terrain changes constantly making for amazing views every half mile or so. Potential for fabulous views of Mt Hood as you hug the hillside, then some beautiful young forest trails, and some craigy rocky terrain towards the top. We arrived around 8am, and when we reached the summit it was still in cloud cover. We'd brought snacks so we sat down to wait out the clouds. One other couple arrived while we were there but they hiked down shortly after. About an hour after we arrived the clouds cleared.
Spectacular views of the valley, the mountain, and Mirror Lake!

hiking
1 month ago

The view from the top of the mountain was amazing on a clear, sunny day! We went on a weekday and arrived around 9am. We had to park about .75 miles up the road at the Skibowl and walk down to the trailhead. This was pretty easy to do but be mindful that you’ll have to walk back up it after you finish the hike. When we started out we encountered a few people on the trail. However, by the end of the hike, about three hours later, the trail was heavily trafficked. We’d recommend getting there early!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! Beginners and more expert hikers alike can enjoy. Arriving early helped us beat the crowds we saw pouring in as we were leaving. Passing the spot that seems like the summit and continuing on to the smaller outlook was worth it.

1 month ago

Worth the view! Pretty easy hike just a bit rocky at the end, but accessible to post! Enjoy hiking!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a favorite. Loads of good look out views and the view at the top is to die for. Definitely recommend this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with a stunning view of Mt. Hood! It’s a pretty moderate incline for the most part with a segment near the top where there is more of a steep climb. There are many mosquitoes along the trail, especially once you are near Mirror Lake so bring bug spray or cover up your arms and legs! The parking lot can be crowded; we parked at Ski Bowl and walked back to the trailhead (adds another mile or so to the hike).

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trailhead.. however there is an open rocky ledge that everyone stops at and doesn't really continue on. This is NOT the end of the trail, it goes for a good .4 to .6 mile more and you hike over a rocky ridge up and over to a higher viewpoint. Only 1 other couple we saw do this! It was warm, dusty and bring bug spray!

hiking
1 month ago

Arrived around 1100 Sunday 6/17 and parked at ski-bowl and walked about .5mi to trailhead. Took our group between 1:45-2:10 to hit summit from trailhead. Down took 20min less including walk to ski-bowl. Not sure if they changed path, because two different trackers registered about 3.6mi up, so this is closer to 7mi than 6mi. Postage was pretty clear. Gorgeous terrain and mostly a bidirectional pathway. There’s a strip where it narrows after some rocks where passing has to be deliberate. There was a lot of rain the day before but you couldn’t really tell on the trail. Mirror Lake loop looks cool, I’ll have to do that next time. We were on a schedule so we went straight up the mountain. It was a moderate hike and the payout is totally worth it. On a reasonably clear day, you can easily see Mt Hood, Mt Adams, and Mt St Helens. Trailhead Ambassador said we could follow the ridge line back towards ski-bowl and either hike down or take lift. I’ll try that one date and update you all. Good path for friendly dogs; if your dog’s scared of dogs/people like mine, leave em at home. This is well trafficked. Ski-bowl Peking is free -lots of adventure things to do there too. Parks dept is in process of moving trailhead parking closer to ski-bowl -so be mindful of parking recommendations in older reviews. Saw folks of all ages; it isn’t difficult so pace yourself and you’ll hit the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Got to the trailhead by 8am. The weather was foggy and cold, the trail was we at times but a well maintained trail. Got to the summit just shy of 2 hours, the summit was covered in for but after waiting about 30 minutes, the fog gave way and we were able to see beautiful Mt. Hood.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked June 5 on a sunny day...glad we got there early...the lot was packed when we got back. Views of Hood, St Helens, Adams and Jefferson....it doesn’t get any better than this!

2 months ago

View is amazing and the hike is fun.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, classic hike. Make sure to bring extra layers in Spring and Fall, the wind at the top can make it chilly.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great hike! The view at the top is amazing, and Mirror Lake is stunning as well!

hiking
2 months ago

Great scenery at the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Really hard to find a better view!

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