Hike 70
The Mt. Hood National Forest
Pyramid Lake Hike
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Map of the Pyramid Lake Hike

Length: 1.2 mi RT
Elevation Change: 100' gain
Season: Summer thru Fall
Difficulty:    Easy
Permit: NW Forest Pass Not Required


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This is a gentle, family oriented style hike. The only real challenge of this hike is the getting there. You will have to drive through a small stream, but I would imagine that most of the time and with most cars this is not a serious problem. Nevertheless, please be advised that you may not feel that way when you come upon this crossing.

It is only about a mile from the trailhead to the lake. The trail starts out pretty steep, but doesn't stay that way for long. As you come upon the lake, you approach an area that people have used for camping. Walk straight through this campsite and you will come to the lake's edge.

This is another lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest that does not have a great shoreline. However, a primitive trail does encircle the lake and from time to time bring you to the shore for great views and access. There are occasional camping areas around the lake also.

I would imagine that in season, this lake offers its share of mosquitos and other pesty flies. So come prepared.

Pyramid Lake
How to get there:

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Follow Highway 224 out of Estacada for about 26 miles. Right after the bridge just beyond the Ripplebrook Station, bear left on Road 57 toward Timothy Lake At about seven and a half miles, turn left on Road 58 for about 4.5 miles to Road 140. Turn left on Road 140 and follow this rather primitive road to the end.

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