THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.
Map of the Mirror Lake, Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Hike
Length: 7.6 mile with loop
Elevation Change: 1600 gain
Season: Late Spring thru late summer
Permit: Northwest Forest Pass Required May 15 - Oct 1
GPS: N45 18.157, W121 46.644
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This hike begins at the highway 26 Mirror Lake trail head. Most of the hike before reaching the
lake itself wanders through dense forest, although there are a couple areas where you can view
the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Just before reaching Mirror Lake you intersect the loop trail that goes around the lake. Keep to
the right to avoid following the lake loop trail, and you will pass by the north side of the lake.
If you are looking to take the reflective photo of Mount Hood in Mirror Lake, you will need to
travel around the lake. After Mirror Lake, the trail to the top of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
climbs gently over the next mile.
When you reach the
ridge spine very near the top, a large pile of rocks will greet you. The trail turns sharply to the left and
wanders through a scrub forest. About a third of a mile before the summit, the trail begins
to climb steeply over rocky terrain. Upon reaching the top, you are treated to one of the
best vistas in the entire Mt Hood National Forest. During growning season the flowers are abundant.
This hike is one of the very best view hikes and of course quite popular.
Mt. Hood and Mirror Lake as seen
from Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
How to get there:
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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.
A Virtual Hike of the Mount Hood National Forest