Trillium Lake Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Sandy: Follow Hwy. 26 two miles east of Government Camp to signs for Trillium Lake. Go south two miles on Road 2656, pass the campground and continue to the day use area where the trail begins.

3 days ago

Beautiful, and scenic.
Love taking my dog here.

hiking
3 days ago

Best time of year to visit is in the winter! Hike in on the snow and get great views of Mount Hood.

25 days ago

Beautiful but busy. Trail is has some good spots, but more of a stroll for family.

25 days ago

Beautiful, easy walk with fall colors and blue skies. We took our time and just enjoyed the wildlife and friendly doggies and of course, great pictures too.

hiking
27 days ago

The view of Mt. Hood over the lake is amazing. We parked near the boat ramp so we were able to get the view and pictures right away. Then we were able to hop on the trail loop there and went around the whole lake. Mostly shaded and surrounded by woods with the lake always close by except when we came across a closure and went around a mostly unmarked trail. Was a little confusing but by keeping the lake in sight and listening for other hikers it was easy to find our way back onto the main trail. About 1.5hrs at a leisurely pace.

walking
1 month ago

Really nice view of Mt Hood over the lake but a large portion of the trail is closed. People have created a bit of another route off trail but it's not very clear.

1 month ago

Beautiful views of Mount Hood! Very easy hike.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Beautiful view of Mt Hood from the lake. Enjoyed watching some men fly fishing

1 month ago

Half the trail is closed right now (September 2018). Also a lot of selfie people out there :(
I offered to take pictures for them though!
Easy beautiful hike for the crew I was with though - husband, 4-year-old, 2-month old.

1 month ago

Mt Hood shrouded in clouds. Probably more impressive on a day with better views. Not too crowded for a Saturday. A portion of the trail is temporarily closed for repairs, but there is a fairly well worn alternative.

walking
2 months ago

The view was amazing all around! There are a lot of ducks and a beaver damn, but we didn’t see much other wildlife. There are lots of geocaches around the trail, but unfortunately a part of the loop was closed for maintenance.

hiking
2 months ago

I parked at the big rest area on Hwy 26 and hiked down to the lake. While the payoff view of Hood across Trillium Lake was breathtaking, most of the hike down was a drag. Wandering through packed campgrounds, kids and dogs running around everywhere.

hiking
2 months ago

While this area tends to be crowded, it wasn’t when we went there. It was a cold cloudy day, though.

The trail takes you along the lake through beautiful plants and forest. It is an easy and relaxing stroll. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see Mt Hood due to cloud cover.

At the time of our hike, the area was relatively trash free. About 1/4 of the trail was closed due to maintenance, so we couldn’t hike the entire loop. We’ll definitely come back to paddle or picnic.

backpacking
2 months ago

Incredible views on a very sunny day. A little breeze kept me cool throughout the hike. First time here, and it is a very special place! Fairly quiet on a Tuesday morning. Nice time to come here.

2 months ago

Beautiful view. Super packed. The parking lot was full at 11:45am on a Saturday so get there early. The only trash we saw was in the woods and left by illegal campers. Part of the trail was closed for maintenance. Nice stroll!

2 months ago

Trillium use to be something of beauty.
Although the view will always be there..
The lake sticks&full of endless dead fish.
There's plenty of trash laying all about.
Disrespectful.
Besides being so heavy in traffic-any of the multiple lakes with less crowds will suit better!

hiking
3 months ago

Veda and Mirror are preferable to Trillium Lake. Crowds are awful. Trail is in utter disrepair. Signage sucks. It was overcast, therefore views of Mount Hood were non-existent.

hiking
3 months ago

To call this a hike would be a bit of an exaggeration. Went on a Sunday in August and it was so packed it took us about 10 minutes to find a parking spot. Entire lake was full of people on floaties and kayaks and paddle boards, all of the beaches were loaded with people... Just not the place to be if you're looking for a peaceful hike. That being said, if being at a busy beach is your scene, it was a beautiful beach with an incredible view of Mt. Hood, but it wasn't my thing.

hiking
3 months ago

Great for new hikers with kids.

3 months ago

Fun loop but much of the boardwalk is in disrepair. We went around cautiously and enjoyed the wildflowers.

4 months ago

A portion of the trail was closed due to construction. In June 2018. We followed others around the closed part and enjoyed the views. There were a lot of people fishing and swimming who appeared to be have a blast. Be sure to check availability for camping before you go. It was completely filled that week.

hiking
4 months ago

such a beautiful view of Mt Hood and a very easy loop trail.

4 months ago

Great little day hike with wonderful photo ops along the way.

4 months ago

Very easy, beautiful hike. What w wonderful view and reflection if Mount Hood!

hiking
4 months ago

This was a fun snowshoeing hike. We got there early to avoid large groups of people and it worked. As we were leaving probably 50+ people were coming in. The trail was nice, not too strenuous.

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous trail, very easy and suitable for children or, in this case, sprained ankles. Keep your eyes peeled for rough skinned newts in the water!

5 months ago

Beautiful view! Parking lot takes you straight to the best view. Better suited for camping than a hike

5 months ago

Nice easy trail. Can get crazy in summer with “loose dogs”

5 months ago

We visited Trillium Lake for sunrise (5/22/18) and then did the lake loop. It was incredibly beautiful.

6 months ago

Road and trail open. :)

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