Steep, tricky footing in places as several trees are down. Poles may be helpful for some. There’s basically no snow up there as of June 2nd, 2020. The 20 road to the trailhead is still closed, so find alternate route. Really enjoyed the challenge of this hike and the views of Mt Hood rival any other I’ve seen. The lookout at the summit was also a nice surprise. Make sure you check out the accommodations!

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18 hours ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Parking lot was open, some muddy spots but they were easy to avoid. Part the wooden walkway/footbridge at the lake was submerged in 6 inches of water and my feet got wet but it was worth it. Some trees down too but easy to scramble over.

Lots bridges and streams leading to multiple switchbacks that lead you to Mirror Lake! Beautiful view of Mt. Hood.

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muddy
1 day ago

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1 day ago

Great and really easy trail. Some trees are fallen down but they aren’t hard to get over. Parking lot is open and you need an annual pass or day pass to park at the ski bowl parking lot. Total loop is around 4 miles. Bring ankle high boots because there is some mud and at the top the bridges to walk around the lake are flooded. But the lake is beautiful right now and the view of mount hood is amazing!

Great hike. Don’t take 20 it’s still blocked for what looks like bridge maintenance

A few trees down on the way to mirror lake, the rest was a steady incline to a wonderful view. As of today (5/31) the parking lot was open.

great little trail. some fallen trees. not bad though. lake is absolutely beautiful. great view of Mt. Hood.

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muddy
3 days ago

Great relatively easy hike. Wasn't very muddy for the most part. The water level is pretty high so during the loop around the lake you walk through ankle deep water for 40 yards.

I would recommend this trail to anyone, it’s one of my favorites! It’s a very gradual uphill to the top and offers good tree shade covering. There are patches of snow closer to the top that make it a bit slippery, but hiking/tennis shoes are decent enough to wear! Great for dogs and also manageable for kids!

Awesome burner of a hike. There are so many rhododendron! Will be awesome when they bloom. Other wildflowers are just starting bloom too. Will definitely come back to this one on a clear day. It was just socked in enough to know what we were missing. Barely anyone else on the trail. Some notes: Came from still creek road as noted by others. There are some pretty muddy spots and snow at the top but it’s nothing good boots can’t handle. Quite a few down trees but nothing too hard to navigate- it will cause the trail to disappear in one spot but it’s pretty easy to locate again. There is a sign at the trailhead about cougar sightings. As this isn’t a heavily trafficked trail at the moment I would recommend bringing some sort of personal protection (as you always should)

Came in via Still Creek rd via a paved single lane forest road, parked at the trailhead. Trail in great shape, a couple blow downs, mud, and some snow at the top on 5/26/20. Great views half way and at the top. Two water sources, second one at about 2 miles is best. Rhododendrons are starting. Trail is a serious uphill workout.

Parked on the side of the road! Beautiful view of mount hood on a sunny day! Great for dogs. No issues. Good bit of people

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muddy
snow
8 days ago

Offers amazing views at the top, and a tower you can camp in if your lucky enough to claim it first. It is grueling hike with what feels like never ending ascent filled with false peaks. There was snow at top so wear decent waterproof boots.

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snow
9 days ago

Great day. A little rain and fog but nice to be in the forest.

2nd Bridge is currently closed coming from Rhododendron road. Use Stillwater instead and keep right. Right out the gate the trail is steep and it does not stop until you get to the top. Incredible views, and the old fire lookout is one of a kind. Snow and a lot of mud within the last mile and some downed trees that are really slippery. I fell twice but I’m also clumsy as hell so maybe you’ll have better luck.

Not much to see. Trail covered by water, mud, brush.

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snow
10 days ago

Easy hike. Hit some snow but not much. Large fresh cougar tracks this morning just past the upper lake.

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flooded
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snow
10 days ago

Awesome trail! There were a few trees down and water crossings that made it a little more challenging but that much more exciting. Perfect amount of snowfields for the dog to run around in and not too crowded, only passed a couple families and mountain bikers. Also ended up being about 2.7 miles round trip.

Great hike. Lots of good elevation gain, but nothing too steep. I imagine the views at the top are gorgeous, but unfortunately it never cleared up enough for us to see. There's a good bit of snow at the top still. Snowshoes or aren't necessary, but I was glad I had hiking poles. The trail wasn't very busy, but still met some nice people along the way. The trailhead is only accessible from Still Creek Road. Don't take road 20, the bridge is closed and it'll add 2 miles (each way) to your hike.

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11 days ago

This was a pretty nice hike without too many other people on the trail. There was still a good amount of snow on the trail after the upper lake.

Challenging hike but well worth it. It was a partly sunny day so the top of Mt Hood was in the clouds. However, the view of the surrounding mountains was pretty stunning. Plan to do this hike again on a sunny day as the pay off with views of Mt Hood will be even better.

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