Lost Lake Butte Trail #616

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail offers spectacular views of Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams from the summit of Lost Lake Butte. Remants of an old lookout tower are visible from the top of the Butte.    

The trail begins at Lost Lake Campground (3,200’) and ends at Lost Lake Butte (4,468’).  The trail climbs at a moderate grade passing through heavy timber.  The last ¾ mile ascends steeply via a series of switchbacks to the summit.  The remains of an old fire lookout are found just below the summit.  Other trails in the vicinity are the Lakeshore Trail #656 and the Huckleberry Mountain Trail #617.  

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail is clear. 07/09/2020
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: Light
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
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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 on Dee Highway and travel approximately 3.6 miles to the Dee Mill site) Turn right on Dee Highway and after 3.6 miles, turn left, drive across bridge, stay left and follow signs to Lost Lake (Forest Road 13).  Follow Lost Lake Road to Lost Lake Campground (about 13 miles).  Turn left (south) on Forest Road 1340 and go south approximately 0.75 mile and park at the trailhead for Lakeshore Express Trail #658.  Follow #658 approximately 0.1 mile east to the beginning of this trail (#616).



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  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Elevation : 
3200' - 4468'


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