Warren Lake Trail


This trail is the shortest access to Warren Lake,within the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. This is an easy countour, over to  Mitchell Point Trail #417 for access to Warren Lake. There are several established campsites at Warren Lake.

This trail starts at Forest Road 2821 and ends at Mitchell Point Trail #417.  The trailhead is just below a locked gate on Forest Road 2821.  Head north from the trailhead (3,820’) on an old road bed through a clear cut.  After 0.3 mile the trail reaches Forest Road 2821-630.  The trail crosses the road and passes remnants of an old trailhead and camp area. Continue a further 0.1 mile to the trail’s end at Mitchell Point Trail #417 (3,820’).  To reach Warren Lake (3,740’), take a left on Mitchell Point Trail #417 and travel 0.3 mile.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Respect current closures on adjacent trails in Eagle Creek Fire closure area.
Open Season: May
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


From Hood River, travel south on OR Hwy 28 Dee Highway (it goes past the Hood River airport) approximately 11 miles to the Lost Lake turn-off. Bear right here and cross the East Fork of the Hood River. Turn right again and go 1.2 miles up Punchbowl Rd until it crosses the West Fork of the Hood River. Go around the bend and past Forest Road 2810.  

After another bend you will be on Forest Road 2820 (Dead Point Road). Stay on Forest Road 2820 for about 8 miles until you get to the T-intersection with Forest Road 2821. Go right staying on Forest Road 2821 about 2.5 miles to a wide turnaround below a locked gate at about elevation 3800 feet.

Look for a blocked road heading north on the northwest corner of the parking area.



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  Area/Length : 
0.4 miles

  Elevation : 
3820' - 3850'


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