Explore the most popular camping trails near Government Camp with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved this hike! Super easy for everyone with a pristine picture of mt good

hiking
3 days ago

Got to the trailhead by 8am. The weather was foggy and cold, the trail was we at times but a well maintained trail. Got to the summit just shy of 2 hours, the summit was covered in for but after waiting about 30 minutes, the fog gave way and we were able to see beautiful Mt. Hood.

Hiked June 5 on a sunny day...glad we got there early...the lot was packed when we got back. Views of Hood, St Helens, Adams and Jefferson....it doesn’t get any better than this!

hiking
10 days ago

Easy trail , we went there on the rainy day , didn’t see the Mountain View but hike was still great and air is super fresh.

Great flat loop for walking/snowshoeing in the late winter/early spring. I went in early April and there was still quite a lot of snow. It had been compacted from all the use, so it was good for hiking in boots as long as you stuck to the trail. I also saw lots of folks in snowshoes. Very scenic on a clear day to see the reflection of snowy Mt. Hood in the lake.

Nice hike with great views once you get to the lake. Wide trail, not hard. Moderately busy but nice.

View is amazing and the hike is fun.

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!

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful, classic hike. Make sure to bring extra layers in Spring and Fall, the wind at the top can make it chilly.

A very easy short trail from the parking lot to the lower lake, I would definitely go back there and try to trek further to upper lake next time

This is a great hike! The view at the top is amazing, and Mirror Lake is stunning as well!

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

Great beginning of hike. Loop of lake was underwhelming, but view was amazing!

on Mirror Lake Loop Trail

hiking
16 days ago

We left early to get here hoping for a parking spot. didn't happen got there at 9 am and there was no parking. We had to park a half mile up and walk down to the trailhead on the busy highway. It was very crowded and no privacy around the lake to even enjoy the views. packed out alot of people's trash they left behind.

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

Great scenery at the top!

Really hard to find a better view!

Great view at the top!! On a clear day you’ll see Mt Rainer, Saint Helens, Adams, Jefferson and of course Hood.

If the lot is full you can use Ski Bowl about a half mile up the road.

Lovely hike. No more snow, trail is all clear. This is a popular hike so get there early if possible.
This hike starts at the mirror lake trailhead but if parking is full (very likely) drive a little further past milepost 52 and there is additional parking on the side of the road (on your right if going east on US 26) just before the signage to Skibowl. About a 5 minute walk back to trailhead, but better than waiting. If parking at trailhead, you’ll need a pass

Tough hike but worth it. Once at the top, I enjoyed the best views I've seen yet. I will be back again and again.

make it to the top, unreal views if you get a good day. you’re able to see five peaks! moderate up, easy down.

Excellent hike and views; could be more parking

Incredible views of Mt. Hood. I’m so glad we did this hike today (5/22/18). The sky was so clear. We did not have any issues with snow. All melted.

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

Awesome hike! Bit crowded and the small parking lot fills up quick on the weekends.
Mirror lake is a refreshing stop before a little incline! The view is crazy good, especially on a clear day. We saw 6 peaks!
As of Sunday 5/13/18 the last mile was still a bit slushy with snow. A little slippery at times but very do able.

This is my favorite view I’ve found around Mt Hood. Offers a beautiful lake and lush alpine forest. Then a steady climb for a great 360 degree view. Complete with five snow peak mountains. Really really nice! Snow was passable and not too slippery. Wait two weeks and it will be gone.

Road and trail open. :)

The hike was beautiful but we couldn't do the last mile because there was too much snow the higher up we were. We got to a narrow partof the trail that was covered in snow and had a 1,000+ foot drop off the side and it was too much for me! Will definitely come back and finish this summer!

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!

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

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