Twin Lake South (Lower Twin Lake)

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Twin Lake South (Lower Twin Lake) is a 3.9 mile moderately 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 March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles
652 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





Located at the Frog Lake Sno park about six miles southeast of Government Camp, this is a great trail for snowshoeing in the winter. Make sure to use the north Twin Lakes trailhead, which is part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Snowmobiles are not allowed on this trail.

2 months ago

Pretty spot with minimal hiking. Nice to swim in the lake during the summer months, however I've only visited once and didn't get to explore more of the area surrounding.

4 months ago

Easy hike into a calm lake. More optional trails so you can get as many miles in as you want. I recorded my time here on video if you want to check it out:

10 months ago

Stayed up at Lower Twin Lake 5/27-5/28. Still snow patches on the south facing slopes but the biting bugs weren't out yet. Tried to complete the loop by taking Frog Butte trail which is still very hidden and had to turn back.

10 months ago

Went to upper Twin Lakes yesterday. Most of the trail is free of snow but it's still there. Upper Twin Lake is just about covered completely with NO campsites yet. I walked around the lake in all snow.

Friday, February 17, 2017

For an up and back snow shoe outing, quite nice. Go during the week to avoid crowds. very nice trail, but we'll traveled. No need for long shoes.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Love this for snowshoeing

Friday, February 22, 2013

This is one of my favorite snowshoeing hikes near Mount Hood. Almost all of the trail is in deep woods without views, so it gets less use than other Sno-Parks in the area. The hike starts on the PCT, then I take the junction to Lower Twin Lake. At the lake, there are plenty of spots to stretch out and relax for a snack before turning around and going back. The local birds have this spot figured out too. Be prepared for them to swoop down and pick up any stray crumbs that you drop.

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