Laurance Lake High Loop Trail

The trail, also known as the Laurance Lake High Ridge Trail, begins at Clear Branch Dam and ends at a dead end on a ridgetop. This trail provides an incredible view of Laurance Lake. The trail is fairly open, leading to some great views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding area. Walking up the old road a quarter mile leads to a vista point where the burn area for the Dollar Lake Fire has exposed the Pinnacle.

Trail is accessed via the Laurance Lake High Loop Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Laurance Lake Rd. is very rough at Eliot Creek. High clearance vehicles only - no trailers.

Fees: No fee to park at trailhead.
Open Season: May/June
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002

General Information


From Portland, OR take I-84 to the junction with Highway 35. Take Highway 35 south to the Cooper Spur Road. Take a right at the four way stop in Parkdale. Take a left on Laurence Lake Road which leads to the Laurence Lake campground. Parking is available at the Dam. 


Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles