Upper Twin Lake Loop via Pacific Crest Trail and Palmateer Trail #482
1 review Mount Hood Wilderness Area #10 hike out of 187 in
3 hrs 53 min
This is a difficult loop trail to Upper Twin Lake in Mount Hood Wilderness Area.
This trail goes by Barlow Pass.
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Nice hike. Not too hot. (Forecast was high of 77, but it was hotter on the exposed rocky sections. Had lunch at Upper Twin Lake. A bit early, but it was a nice spot. Note that after descent from PCT, it’s a moderate climb to the lake. Hiker trail to Palmateer was in good shape and not scary. Minor crossing of Palmateer Creek was easy. Climbed the last bit to the point around noon and it was hot. Views, especially Hood, were nice. The climb back to the PCT was hot with partial shade. Then we had to climb the PCT to the point where it goes down hill. The last downhill section was about 3/4 miles. People were hot and tired at the end, but I think they liked it. Restroom stop at Government Camp. Snack at coffee shop in Sandy. Milkshakes were a hit.
Barlow Pass to Palmateer to upper twin lake
Easy beautiful trail. Great Lake &!campground