Explore the most popular trail running 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.

1 day ago

Pretty trail, definitely more for mt. bikers than for hikers, at least in the summer.

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

7 days ago

Great hike. Steady incline and switchbacks. The lake is small but great views. The parking lot at the TH is small and does charge. But there is not a fee station there so bring a pass with you. Go early. Coming down around 10am there were steady hikers coming up the trail.

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.

13 days ago

Nice trail! Well maintained and for as busy as we expected it to be based on the cars we didn’t really run into to many people on the trail. The lake was not what I would call a mirror but is was about noon and there were plenty of people enjoying the water. I’d love to do this again in the winter with snowshoes.

Loved the trail. Hated the parking.

Climbs pretty fast but well maintained and easy to follow trail, after a short climb you reach this beautiful and picturesque lake.

Easy for a morning Walk

Been hiking here since I was young, always a great hike. Amazing view at the top (if weather allows), definitely worth the trip.

19 days ago

Got out here pretty early, which was a good decision since we got close parking and didn’t encounter too many other people on the way in. On the way out though, so many people.

Beautiful easy hike to the lake. It was pretty busy on the weekend, and ended up parking at skibowl because of limited parking. Not bad though!

Breathtaking!!!! Totally family friendly and worth taking all the way to Tom, Dick and Harry! Get ready for a spectacular view

Like others have said it's a bit longer than stated here. My Garmin clocked in at 3.7 mi when we reached the top. Elevation gain was right on at 3200 ft.

There are a handful of pretty decent popout views of Hood and the lookout at the top was super rad. Would do it again!

on Trillium Lake Loop Trail

24 days ago

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

Great family hike! Gradual, beautiful incline to the lake. Gorgeous lake, not as still for a reflection adv I'd like but still breathtaking view of Mount Hood and still slightly reflected in the lake. Hike back was all downhill...out and back

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

29 days ago

Beautiful lake. It was quite foggy so we saw the mountain on and off in the distance and we didn’t get to see much of the mirror but it was breathtaking either way! I would definitely recommend. It can get pretty steep on the way up and rocky so make sure to watch your footing.

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

This was a moderate hike with a beautiful lake and a reflection of Mount Hood. You might want to put on bug spray. The mosquitoes were pretty thick by the lake.
I was also amazed at the number of wild rhododendron flowers along the trail.

Nice shaded hike with a great view of Mt. Hood.

it was a good Hike but the kids get tired really easily... When you get to the spot it not as good when it like cloudy and rainy and you do not get to see mount hood... But on the way down its easy better than going up.

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.

Mosquito infested but a easy hike with kids.
The lake is more like a swamp though.

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

1 month 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.

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!

This trail will surprise you!! Low traffic, and is snow free pretty early in the year. The distance in the description is definitely wrong, it's not like 7.5 miles.

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

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