This is a short barrier free trail that travels through old growth forest near Lost Lake. The trail offers hikers an opportunity to learn more about the ecology of the area through numerous interpretive signs along the trail. The trail travels through old growth forest. This trail runs north-south between A Loop Campground and the Organization Camp. To access this trail, take the Lakeshore Express Trail #658 (from the trailhead at the C Loop Campground entrance) 250 feet west to the north trailhead for this trail (#657). Turn left (south) on #657 and follow the trail to its junction with Lakeshore Trail #656.
From Hood River, travel south on Oregon Hwy 35 14 miles to Woodworth Road, approximately 0.3 mile south of milepost 89. Turn right (west) on Woodworth Road and travel 2 miles to Dee Highway. Turn right (northwest) on Dee Highway and travel approximately 3.6 miles to the Dee Mill site. Turn left and follow signs to Lost Lake (Forest Road 13). Follow Lost Lake Road approximately 13 miles to Lost Lake Campground.
This trail offers spectacular views of an old growth forest and is equipped with interpretive signs to enhance your knowledge of the forest. You can do a loop by returning on barrier-free portion of the Lake Shore Trail. This trail runs north and south between Lost Lake A Loop Campground and the Lost Lake Resort Organization Camp for a distance of I mile.The Old Growth Trail is an easy walk and is barrier free the entire length.