Trillium Lake Loop Trail

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Trillium Lake Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily 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

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

snow

A portion of the boardwalk is currently closed due to construction. Visitors may walk around the lake to either side of the closed area, but it is not possible to complete the full loop at this time. For more information, please see https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recarea/?recid=53514. NOTE: The road leading to the lake may close which adds approximately 2 miles to the entire length of the hike.

hiking
3 days ago

Easy trail with great view. Best at sunrise or sunset.

hiking
3 days ago

Part of the Trail was closed for repair and in general incredibly busy. Also found lots of odd trash and dog mess. There are way too many Day Use people on this trail that are not taking care of it - super sad. It could be a beautiful and tranquil place.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
4 days ago

hiking
blowdown
off trail
6 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful view of Mount Hood. Very flat. A very nice loop. Two parts of the trail are closed due to broken boards however we skirted around the cones and found the damage to e fairly easy to pass through with some care.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice trail around the lake, pretty easy to tell where you needed to go with the bridge out. Not a lot of people on the trail today.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful lake with a well manicured trail around it. There were parts that were closed but they were easy to detour and when I had to go on a closed walkway it stayed strong for me as I went over it, and I’m 185. Other than that there were great views of the lake and Mount Hood. Definitely check this lake out, just be early. It’s very popular.

hiking
15 days ago

Really pretty simple trail.

hiking
bugs
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

some of the trail is marked as "closed" because the planks are damaged. walkable, but be careful.

hiking
bridge out
25 days ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for an easy hike with gorgeous views. Some of the boardwalks were “closed “ due to missing and weak boards but it’s worthwhile

hiking
closed
30 days ago

Beautiful hike, but the trail is closed for maintenance half way and you can’t complete the loop. Still an amazing hike with an incredible view of my hood. Very busy on the weekends, less busy on the weekdays in the summer. Not surprising when it’s sunny and warm.

hiking
1 month ago

Such an easy hike! Lots of people but still so worth in for the views! Lovely trail! Great family hike! You can read my full review here with additional info here. @kidshikeoregon on Instagram

hiking
1 month ago

Good little hike pretty views. Liked the mirror lake trail better. Way better photo op there and less people.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

This was a nice stroll around a lake with some great views of the mountain. Unfortunately there are currently some bridges under construction so this became an out and back as opposed to a loop. Overall enjoyable, but very close to the camp sites with a nice caution tape barrier separating the two.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Part of the trail was closed when we came but we went through it anyway! Just had to watch our steps. This trail was so easy and the view of mount hood is incredible.

recorded Recording - Aug 11, 01:52 PM

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closed
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

very easy, beautiful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of people and a section is closed so you kinda have to follow a smaller not so clear path to get back on the main trail.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

pretty crowded even on a Monday but still a beautiful walk - not hike, walk. Had to turn around at road closure

this is a great beginner trail perfect for everyone! Dogs seemed to enjoy it as well and the view of the mountain is subperb.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

excellent views. tons of people. walkway still out at nw corner of lake

hiking
1 month ago

The view of Mt. Hood is nice, but this didn’t feel like a hike to us at all with all the people there on a Sunday afternoon. Felt more like going to a crowded beach, lots of people enjoying the lake with floaties, coolers, music, etc.

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bridge out
1 month ago

Great summer trail around the lake. Parts of the trail were closed for repairs (rotted wood over the water) but we still managed the loop. Very busy and lots of people afternoon to be expected on a Friday. Trail offered plenty of coverage in some areas and straight sun in others. Morning was mellow with lots of friendly dogs walking their people

hiking
1 month ago

Overall, the trail is in great condition. There are some spots on the boardwalk about a mile in (for either direction from the day use parking) that is closed for repairs, but we were able to manage without much issue.

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