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

During the 2017 Eclipse half the lake was eclipsed and the other half not. You could see Mt Hood lit up orange while the forest to the south went dark. Absolutely surreal. Lots of tourists on the east bank of the lake in designated camp spots and lots of transient locals on the west bank in the “Dispersed” (free) areas. Tons of cougars, there are prints all along the West Bank. At night you can hear them walk by your tent and growl. Really pretty walk, while the north bank of the lake is the prettier side, you can only see Mt Hood from parts of the south bank. Love that the lake looks like a bird on maps ;)

on White River Falls

1 month ago

Loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

Great and easy short hike in the middle of the Oregonian desert. 2 hours drive from Portland. Definitely worth it.

Beautiful views of the lake. Great for snow shoeing in the winter

hiking
7 months ago

Well maintained trail with bathrooms at the entrance. Beautiful scenery and solitude. We hiked the trail in October and were treated with vivid fall colors.

Multiple water falls to see. Trail gets difficult at the end and just stops, but over all, beautiful location to walk.

camping
9 months ago

beautiful lakes. loved the swimming at the lower lake and the quietness at the upper lake. there was only one other person at the upper lake.

great falls, very beautiful. Very cool old building, neat to see. We had tons of bug spray on & still eaten alive, & saw a rattle snake.

Should have read the previous review... the mosquitos were horrendous!! The Falls are gorgeous, but we didn't stay too long because the ground was burning the pads of my dogs feet, even in the dirt areas. Will be back in the fall!

10 months ago

***warning*** bring bug repellent there are thirsty blood sucking mosquitoes out there and they are vicious! Overall is a beautiful hike.

There is a lot of debris on the trail after the winter, and it was a pretty exposed trail for a hot day, but it was a great and short strenuous hike up to the butte. We didn't do the extra 1/2 mile to the Butte and instead headed to twin lakes, which was a great hike. Made a great loop for about a 7-mile moderate hike.

snowshoeing
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Short and easy snowshoe hike. It was pretty cool that we were able to walk on the frozen and snow covered lake. Big disadvantage were definitely the big amount of noisy and stinky snow scooters.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

This hike really is a gem. The lake is beautiful and this hike is very obscure so don't expect much foot traffic. Me and my dad were able to relax along the lake without ANYBODY passing by or interfering. Will definitely come back and head up to the Upper Lake.

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

First off, this hike is closer to Government Camp than Maupin. It's unmarked until you actually get on the trail, which was nice. I went on a Wednesday so it was pretty clear hiking. Not counting the three groups of horseback riders, I saw maybe 10 people along the whole hike. The lakes are beautiful. Can't wait to come back.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

snowshoeing
Sunday, December 27, 2015

this is a pretty cool snow shoe! the sno-park has a mixture / staging area for snow mobiles and snow shoers. the trail thankfully goes away from the machines !

camping
Friday, September 25, 2015

Easy hike in and out, and the trailhead is easy to get to, it's right off the highway. Both lakes are great, lower twin lake is better for swimming and is always more crowded. If you hike in to the upper lake it is quieter but there will probably still be a couple of people there. If you are looking for a quick backpacking weekend getaway the Twin Lakes are really great.

hiking
Monday, August 10, 2015

Beautiful and easy hike to both lakes and back. The upper lake is too low at this time to do anything but wade in, but the lower lake had enough water to go for a nice dip to cool off before heading back.

hiking
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A wonderful hike. I hiked the loop from Wapinitia Pass out to the Upper Lake. Had the entire lake to myself for the evening. Many great camping spots around the lake and a great peek-a-boo view of Mt Hood. Took a side hike up to Palmateer Point which is a nice side hike with an amazing view of Hood. Finished the loop by hiking around Bird Butte and south along the PCT. Highly recommend this trip.

Please keep the trail clean. I hauled out a number of bottles and cans and filled my trash bag with t.p.

hiking
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This is a great hike! Both of the lakes are beautiful, serene. But the best part is, because the hike isn't well advertised, there aren't many other people on the trail (if any at all), making it even more peaceful. When everyone else goes to Mirror Lake and Trillium Lake, you'll have not one but TWO lakes all to yourself! A word of warning: The bugs are out in spades, so bring some spray to ward them off. Also, make sure you have a forest pass on you for parking.

cross country skiing
Monday, March 03, 2014

Good: few people, strenuous ski up and down, recently groomed, some real nice views
Not good: shared with snowmobiles (tho we only saw a few as they were leaving), hwy 26 traffic noises

snowshoeing
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Never seen this lake in the summer. We usually come here in the winter and snowshoe.

nature trips
Friday, March 09, 2012

This is a great place to take the kids for a little R and R. I wouldnt camp in the campgrounds when you can camp freely outside of the lake area. I park on the backside of the lake to avoid the crowds and hike in. One year we saw thousands of frogs in late September lining the lake, but we mainly go there in early summer to pick mushrooms. Dont pick any mushrooms unless you can properly identify them.

snowshoeing
Monday, August 02, 2010

Great snowshoeing trail!

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