Trillium Lake Loop Trail

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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.

1 day 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
7 days 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
7 days 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
28 days ago

Great for new hikers with kids.

1 month ago

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

1 month 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
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 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!

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Road and trail open. :)

hiking
3 months ago

Road still closed and has about 6 inches of snow most of the way. Not many people there. Lots of trash and dog poop, please pick up after yourself!

hiking
3 months ago

So disappointed road in was snowed in. No access to vehicles... and 2 mile hike in was too much for you group. Will have to visit again later in the season.... One thing that salvaged our drive up was a great shot of a snow-covered Mt. Hood

snowshoeing
4 months 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
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
6 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.

7 months ago

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

snowshoeing
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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!

7 months ago

Lots of traffic but a beautiful refreshing hike!

snowshoeing
7 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
7 months ago

loved it was very beautiful today!

7 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
8 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
9 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.

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