Lost Lake

AreaOregon Cascades - North
(Mount Hood National Forest)
Best time to visitJuly
Blooming NowNo
Elevation3140 feet
Trail Info2 or 3 miles total, no significant elevation gain
 Hike information - Oregon Hikers Field Guide
 Northwest Forest Pass required!

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


Lost Lake (which has since been found) provides a classic view of Mount Hood, as well as beautiful red cedar and Douglas fir forests. It is also a fine place to see wildflowers.

The barrier-free Old-Growth Trail is one mile in each direction, and the Lost Lake Loop trail is three miles total.


From Portland, drive east on Interstate 84 to Hood River. Take exit 62 and turn right onto Highway 30 (Cascade Avenue). Proceed one mile, then turn right onto 13th Street. In five blocks turn left onto May Street, then take the first right onto 12th Street, which becomes Tucker Road and then Dee/Hood River Highway. Proceed for approximately 11 miles from Hood River to Dee. Turn right off Dee Highway, cross the railroad tracks, and take the second left onto Lost Lake Road. Follow Lost Lake Road for 13.5 miles to Lost Lake.

Photo Gallery

Lost Lake in late afternoon

Lost Lake and Mount Hood at sunset

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