Hike 28
The Mt. Hood National Forest
Mirror Lake Hike
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Length: 4.4 mile with loop
Elevation Change: 560 gain
Season: Late Spring thru late summer
Difficulty:   Moderate
Permit:   Northwest Forest Pass Required May 15 - Oct 1
GPS:   N45 18.157, W121 46.644
Latitude:   45.302617
Longitude:   -121.7774


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One of the most popular hikes in the Mt Hood National Forest. This gentle hike begins at the highway 26 trail head. Most of the hike wanders through dense forest. There are only a couple areas where you can view the surrounding mountains and valleys until you reach the lake itself. There is a loop trail that goes around the lake providing multiple vistas that are exceptional in beauty. Flowers abound during season.

Mirror Lake
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Drive US 26 to one mile west of Government Camp on Mt Hood. The trailhead is on the south side of the highway. When heading East on US 26 you turn right off the highway at a sign reading "Ski Bowl West". The trailhead is immediately on your right upon exiting the highway. There is parking for fifty cars at the paved trailhead completed in 2018. The trailhead also has restroom facilities which get plenty of use by both hikers and travelers.

Note: This is the trailhead for Mirror Lake and Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain.

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