Trillium Lake Campground Loop via Trillium Lake Loop Trail #761

1 review #42 hike out of 547 in
1.8 mi
1 hrs 4 min
91 ft
Elev Gain


This is an easy loop trail around beautiful Trillium Lake in Mount Hood National Forest. This trail goes through Trillium Lake Campground and over Trillium Lake Dam. Trillium Lake is a non-motorized lake popular for kayaking, stand-up-paddle boarding and fishing. From the dam Mt. Hood looms in the distance.

Getting Started

From Government Camp drive ~2 miles east and turn right on Forest Road 2656. Continue approximately 2 miles on this road, passing the campground turnoff to the day-use parking lot. There is additional parking near the boat ramp and along the road after passing through the day-use parking lot and over the dam. There is a $10 day-use fee or a day or annual Northwest Forest Pass. Trillium Lake is very popular and busy in the summer and day-use parking is not allowed in the campground. Cars are ticketed, so pay attention to the parking signs.
Parking in the winter is at the Trillium Lake Snopark at the junction of highway 26 and FR-2656.

Taking Children

Great hike for kids of all ages.

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mhippke 1 year, 9 months ago
Trillium Lake Trail
$5 day use parking fee. Short 2mile flat loop around trillium lake. Really pretty lake. Boat launch for kayaks. Wild flowers. Busy trail on a Saturday. We hiked this after hiking to the silcox hit that morning.
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