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Beautiful view of Mt. Hood and easy hike with kids ages 3 - 6.

The top has great views of the gorge. My sister and I did this hike around 7pm and we had the trail to ourselves. Careful walking across the rocks, and the grasses under the power lines are pretty overgrown (but you can still see the path).

Easy trail and mostly flat for approx 1/2 of the loop. We started at the boathouse area and headed towards the amphitheater and boat launch then started the loop. There were a few areas on the other side of the lake where we had to traverse water and muddy areas, but it was easily manageable and we mostly avoided the muck. At the start there were several campsites and people hanging out fishing, etc., but not once we got to the top of the lake. There were a fair amount of people out on the trail and a lot of dogs. People were friendly and courteous, as were the dogs.

Careful with loose rocks. Great hike.

Hike is now open. Steep uphill, couple spots with rock scree, great workout. Amazing view of the Gorge from the top.

on Lost Lake Butte Trail

9 days ago

Beautiful. Started at 9am on a Sunday and there was no one on the trail!

10 days ago

Short hike right next to I-84. Hiking to Mitchell Point is well worth the stop, the views from the top are incredible. Very steep climb, it will definitely get your heart pumping. Took my wife, dog, and I about an hour to make the round trip.

We did this June 1st, a sunset hike. It was absolutely stunning! There are a few rocky parts that can be a little slippery, recommend wearing hiking shoes/boots. Really easy to get to off I-84. We did this driving from WA. A perfect leg stretcher and we got some amazing photos! Definitely recommend! Did seem a little longer than 1 mile tho. Forgot to map it.

It’s closed because of the Eagle Creek Fire.

23 days ago

Really enjoyed this short and sweet hike mid-May. It is a relatively steep uphill climb most of the way and does get rather rocky at points, but the views are so worth it!

Easy walk around the lake , some decent views. The terrain is very easy to cover. Lots of interesting camping and fishing spots. The general store and boat rental place is nice.

Lookout is not guaranteed obviously, was cloudy up top by the time we arrived. Trail is steady climb up, easy terrain and very quick back down. Not much going on from scenery or interesting trail terrain but not a bad quick hike.

Great lookout. Short and steep. Super easy access off of highway 84.

Fun, quick, and pretty steep. Made for a great workout with beautiful views at the top of Mt. Hood. There was snow over a significant part of the trail, which made for slow going, but our pups loved it. We began our hike around 9 AM and only met one other couple on the way up. It was considerably busier on the way down.

This hike is on the hard side of moderate. Please note that there are steep inclines, a chunk of the trail is loose rock (and slippery), and there’s poison oak along the narrow trail. BUT when you get to the top, the view is stunning. And the previous reviewer is correct - when coming down, if you’re debating if you’re on the trail, then you’re not, doubleback and you’ll see the missed turn.

1 month ago

This was an absolutely beautiful hike! The route is unclear at one point because of some rock fall (?) and if you miss the turn the path deteriorates a bit and leads you up a very steep incline. If you’re questioning if you’re still on the path, you aren’t. The actual path is very clear and well maintained, if rocky through some sections. Go back and look for the turn off. The view at the end is stunning.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Good hike but steep over lots of loose rock. Beware of ticks and poison oak.

1 month ago

Hiked May 11: well marked trail, wear hiking boots/shoes because sections of trail have large pit run rocks. This is not moderate- should be rated hard. It’s quite steep within a short distance. A few old growth trees, wildflowers and stunning gorge views at the top. Bathrooms at trailhead, plenty of parking too.

Road has been closed 4 miles from the trailhead the past couple weekends I’ve driven up (4/21/18 & 5/5/18), but there’s no signs at the fork from Lost Lake Road. Bummer to get all the way there for it to be closed with no notice before. Not sure why or when it’s open again.

For a “vacation hiker” without proper hiking equipment, this is On the tougher side of moderate. At points, scaling completely loose rock. Lots of loose gravel in other parts. Steep incline at the summit, not bad to go up, but loose gravel on the way down. Awesome view and great hike - just wish we hadn’t been wearing sneakers. It’s a cardio hike on the way up. We loved it but we thought we should leave a review as we under estimated this trail from previous reviews!

Trail was tougher than we anticipated, but definitely worth it. My pup did great on the way up, but was nervous in the areas with slippery rip rap on the way down.. I might have been a little nervous, too.

2 months ago

Great cardio workout. Often windy on top but it is refreshing on a hot day. One of my favorites in the gorge.

The trail is sometimes ambiguous and has some rock slides covering some trail portions. The view is good however. The trail is moderately steep and moderately muddy.

2 months ago

Mitchell Point is officially open as of Sunday, April 1st, 2018.

Also there are a ton of bugs at the summit.

Finally got to go back on Monday 4/9/18 and it was gorgeous, the trail is in prime condition! No closed sign on freeway exit, bathrooms are open and plenty of people enjoying this beautiful trail!

great area! lots of options, pretty muddy so wear good rain/mud shoes

A nice easy loop. Beautiful scenic views of the lake and Mt. Hood.

Such an inspiring place to be, silence and serenity and freezing temperatures. Luckily the sun welcomed us at Lost Lake.
We had to park our car 3 miles down the mountain because of snow. But it was worth the hike.

Due to snow we had too park our car 3 miles down the lake...Next time we will hike this trail. Instead we hike up to Lost Lake and had an amazing time there.

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