Hidden Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Hidden Lake Trailhead leads to the Hidden Lake Trail on the southwest side of the Mount Hood Wilderness.  The trail passes Hidden Lake on the way to the Pacific Crest Trail #2000. Hidden Lake is more of a pond but still a pleasant destination.   The trail climbs to the wooded lake through rhododendron bushes, which bloom in profusion in June. For a longer hike you may continue to the upper terminus of the Hidden Lake Trail. Space for more than 10 medium sized vehicles. Provides access to: Hidden Lake Trail #779 and Mt Hood Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 15th to October 1st.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Rhododendron, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zig Zag Ranger Station

General Information


From Portland, OR - follow U.S. Hwy 26 22 miles east of Sandy and turn left (north) at Kiwanis Camp Road (Forest Road 2639) (approximately 0.6 mile east of milepost 48). Travel 2.2 miles on Kiwanis Camp Road to the parking area near the end of the road. The trail begins just past Kiwanis Camp entrance in a wide parking area on the left.

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