Old Skyline Trail


The trail begins at Lost Lake Horse Camp and ends at Forest Road 13 Lake Branch. Not open to bikes. Old Skyline Trail begins at the trailhead on the 1340 Rd. and ends after 2.5 mi. on the 13 Rd.  It is a slightly more difficult tr. that intersects with the Lost Lake Horse camp Trail, Lost Lake Butte Trail, and Lake Branch of the Cascades Trail. The first 1.5 miles is an easy hike through timber and huckleberry. After the junction with Lake Branch of the Cascades the trail becomes more difficult, dropping down to Lake Branch Creek and back up to the Forest Road 13. There is no bridge over Lake Branch Creek and may be difficult to cross at times.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Hood River, OR - Head south on OR-281 S for 4.3 miles. Turn right to stay on OR-281 S and continue on for 6.3 miles. Take a slight right towards the Lost Lake Rd. and then turn left onto Lost Lake Rd. Tale Lost Lake Rd. for about 12 miles. 



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Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking: See day hiking description
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles


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