Lakeshore Trail #656

Area Status: Open

The first mile is barrier free. This trail starts at the Lost Lake day use parking lot.This trail is an easy 3.1 mile stroll around the perimeter of Lost Lake.  There are excellent views of Mount Hood along the trail. The trail goes through stands of old growth cedars and Doug Fir and Hemlock. At the inlet there is often beaver activity. Much of the path is made up of raised boardwalks.

The trail starts at the end of Lost Lake Viewpoint Road, at the north end of the lake, and makes a loop around Lost Lake.  From Lost Lake Viewpoint Road  heading west, the first 0.2 mile of the trail is a self guided nature walk.  From the store parking lot south 1.2 miles to the bottom of the lake is barrier free and accessible for those with mobility issues.  Continue another 1.7 miles to complete the loop around the lake.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail is clear. 05/28/2021
Fees: Lost Lake Campground and Resort is privately managed. Please check with Lost Lake Resort for information on day use and camping fees.
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


From Hood River, OR 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..  The trail starts west of the store at the end of Lost Lake Viewpoint Road.


Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: The trail begins with a magnificent view of Mount Hood reflected in the clear blue water of Lost Lake. Multi-canopied forest and other lakeside views make this a pleasant hike. This is an easy 3.2 mile stroll around the perimeter of the lake. Starting at the viewpoint at the north end of the lake the first portion of the trail is a self guided nature walk and from the store parking lot. South to the bottom of the lake is barrier free.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery: See day hiking description. Allow yourself an hour or more so you can stop along the way to enjoy the splendid views of the lake and Mt. Hood.


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:


Recreation areas with activity Swimming:

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  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles

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  Elevation : 
3150' - 3200'