Trillium Lake Loop Trail

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Trillium Lake Loop Trail is a 1.8 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 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

snowshoeing
29 days ago

Took the Red Meadow trail from the bottom of the parking lot. Spectacular little less traveled, unpacked connector to the Trillium Lake road. Main trail was well packed and easily traveled without snowshoes. Gorgeous easy trail!

Total distance from parking lot to and back was about 5 miles. Distance listed is for the Lake Loop only so be prepared for double depending on route. What we walked was the Lake road. The trail loop indicated in this file is the low trail at the lake's edge.

hiking
3 months ago

This place is so gorgeous it looks even prettier with the snow everywhere loved it!!

hiking
3 months ago

Much longer hike than the 1.6 miles listed. The larger loop and loop along the shore totaled about 7.5 miles!! Great hike though! Lots of people with snow shoes but it was a nice packed trail and they weren’t really needed. We used ice spikes but we would have been fine in just boots. Can’t wait to do this again in the summer months!

hiking
3 months ago

My favorite place of all time. Absolutely magical!! The lake is so pretty this time of the year and the hike around it is breathtaking. In love!! Already cannot wait to go back.

3 months ago

Packed ice but still beautiful and decided to use the new snow shoes but you could do it without.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Beautiful day on the mountain. View from south end of lake and Mt Hood is iconic!

hiking
3 months ago

Intended on snowshoeing but wound up leaving them in the car and just hiked in our boots. There was quite a bit of snow but it was pretty packed down. There were a lot of people but it is a long enough trail that people were pretty spread out. It was an easy hike but due to the difficulties of walking on the snow we broke a sweat!

3 months ago

Lots of traffic but a beautiful refreshing hike!

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Went snowshoeing yesterday and it was amazing! Parking lot got full pretty fast, I got there at 8 and I had the trail to myself. You will definitely need snowshoes or crampons. The lake is frozen and the view is just amazing.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

loved it was very beautiful today!

3 months ago

Road is closed to the lake so it’s about a 1.7 mile extra walk. Totally worth it. It’s beautiful there this time of year

hiking
5 months ago

Went with the dog pack and they loved it. It was snowy and in some places there was a little deeper snow but over all easy trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Such a beautiful place for a view of Mount Hood! The lake itself is breathtaking as well. Wait for the sun to start coming down and you'll get an awesome reflection of the mountain's peak in the water. The loop isn't necessary to do if you're just there for the view. The best vantage point is right at the beginning.

walking
6 months ago

Took my 9 month old on my back and went with non-hiker family members. Everyone loved it!! super easy, all flat, amazing views and green tall tree coverings. fun quick walk.

6 months ago

Magical, especially early morning.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty easy short flat loop. Went off hours and was able to do a quick trail run. Lake is beautiful

trail running
7 months ago

It gets busier as the day goes on! Get there early to claim your spot.

7 months ago

It gets busier as the day goes on! Get there early to claim your spot.

trail running
7 months ago

It gets busier as the day goes on! Get there early to claim your spot.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

I've only done this trail in the winter snowshoeing from the parking lot down the trail head. Highly recommend if you are new to snowshoeing. Had a wonderful time trekking down to the lake.

8 months ago

Beautiful trail! Very easy hike. Lots of different micro climates around the lake made the hike that much more interesting.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

It was CRAZY crowded with families picnicking, floating, and generally hanging out and enjoying the lake. To be expected; it's such a cool park. However, after navigating the crowds, it turns out the trail is actually closed with tape blocking the path after part of the way around - but the lady that collected our money at the entrance didn't tell us. We ran into several other people searching for a way around and none of us could find it. When we got back and mentioned to the lady working that she may want to tell people, she said it had been closed all year and everyone ignored the tape and just continued around so we were only her second complaint all summer. But the final deal-breaker for me was all the poopy toilet paper (literally) and trash the squatters left in their make-shift campsites - which we were tromping through trying to find a way around the closed trail. Gross!!! I would come back to picnic, but definitely not to walk.

walking
8 months ago

A nice little loop of a trail, very flat and accessible. There are beautiful views of Mt. Hood. It's a fun lake for a swim in the summer.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful scenery and view of the mount hood! Very short hike around the lake! And super duper crowded with kids and boat with laud music! But if you get the time to do it on weekdays where it's more quite then it'll be more relaxing! Definitely worth it!

9 months ago

There were a good bit of families and folks out, but everyone was respectful of the path.

There's construction underway on the back third of the loop, apparently a lot of the boards on the walkway are rotting, so the trail is closed in that area.

9 months ago

This trail is very easy and more a long walk than hike. It was a very short walk but worth the drive. The trail is very well maintained. The views are wonderful and the lake is beautiful. Great place to bring the kids and dogs!

paddle sports
9 months ago

Went in the summer, it was super crowded with locals swimming and hanging out around the lake. Not a great trail if you want to hike in the wilderness, but a good spot to bring the kayak or canoe as there's a small boat ramp.

9 months ago

Great trail for kids!

hiking
10 months ago

Great view! Beautiful scenery and an excellent Trail for kids. With almost no elevation gain, the kids had a blast with no complaining of being tired. The trails were wide and smooth enough for our baby jogger!
Many excellent photo opportunities!

Make sure you bring $5.00 cash or have a recreational pass as the day use area has a $5.00 fee.

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