Trillium Lake

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David B
Scottsdale, AZ106 contributions
Nice side trip after heading up Mt Hood to Timberline Lodge. Pulled in on our way to Hood River and were pleasantly surprised. We went on a Sunday afternoon, and found plenty of families and groups of friends just hanging out around the edges of the lake or enjoying the water. Beautiful setting with Mt Hood in the background, nice trail around the perimeter of the lake (note: part of this loop trail is still closed so you can't go all the way around). Also to note, there is a $10 day use charge if you don't have a NW park pass, but well worth it. We spent 1 - 2 hours here which we found was plenty of time.
Written August 18, 2021
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Linda D
Saint Louis, MO18 contributions
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Very small lake for kayaking. We went on a Saturday morning and it’s very busy. Few parking spots but we got one. Kayak rental people were super nice and helpful but you can kayak around this lake in a half hour. Not worth $30/kayak x 4 people. Lots of people fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding. No loud music like other reviewers mention. Would recommend just the hike. $10 parking can be paid with cash or check. Bring exact change as today it was just the honor system.
Written June 25, 2022
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Gwen W
Murfreesboro, TN1,757 contributions
Couples
We had such a wonderful and beautiful visit to Trillium Lake today with our family. We loved every minute of hiking the trail and smelling the beautiful forest. The trails were kept clean and there wasn’t any trash around either. The lake was absolutely pristine. We even got to see the lake being restocked with fish for the fisherman who were at the ready with their poles and equipment. So were the bald eagles! It was absolutely beautiful and we have great memories!
Written September 1, 2021
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Jcwill5
McMinnville, OR309 contributions
My wife and I arrived at Trillium Lake about 7:45am and were rewarded with stunning views of Mt. Hood as we walked the entire lake trail. This is a flat, well-maintained, wide trail with many places for mountain and lake picture spots, as well as the variety provided as it veers NW up and around a large marshy area with wildflowers, lilly pads, and woodland views. There are many campsites around the lake, as well as crowds arriving later in the morning, so go early before the former venture out and the latter arrive to crowd this beauty spot up. Well worth the trip in summer--and is also a stunning spot for winter snowshoeing and cross country skiing on the very same lake trail.
Written July 23, 2020
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN1,811 contributions
This is an absolutely wonderful place to visit if you want an exceptional view of Mt. Hood. The lake is situated where you can get a perfect reflection of Mt. Hood in the water and it really is a breathtaking view. There's also trails to hike and water sports to rent. It's definitely worth it to visit here (even if it's just for the photo op) and it'll be on our itinerary for the next time we visit Oregon!
Written February 24, 2020
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Cathy C
Inver Grove Heights, MN303 contributions
I'm so happy I did my research so I knew about this turn off. We took it and had to pay $10 upon entering (our National Parks Pass didn't apply evidently, but would've if we were camping - what??), but it was well worth it. There were limited parking spots, but we did find one and got out to hike around the immediate area. We were drawn to the view of Mt Hood. INCREDIBLE!!! We got our Christmas card pic and will also be mounting it for our wall. Highly recommend.
Written October 4, 2021
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keakealani
Orlando, FL67 contributions
Couples
Get there early for parking - especially on weekends! Nice short, level hike around the lake with gorgeous views of Mount Hood on a clear day. Some of the boardwalk is in need of repair and with the water level high part of it dips into the lake for a short distance. Just be careful and watch where you step. No one pays attention to the ‘closed’ signs 😊. Lots of people there on the weekend fishing and boating and hiking. No motorized boats allowed which is great so you can enjoy nature’s sounds!
Written June 21, 2020
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD1,646 contributions
As my husband and I were traveling around Mount Hood National Forest, we ran into this lake. This is a calm lake with a gorgeous view of Mount Hood reflected into it. I was completely mesmerized by the view. It was an early Friday morning, so it was still quiet with hardly any people. It was peaceful and a perfect place to relax. To leave the area of the lake, the GPS led us down a very bumpy, 5-25 mph road.
Written September 7, 2020
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RileyC
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Waaaaay too many people to actually enjoy nature, they need to ban kayaks and people playing loud music. Makes me sick seeing all these nature tourist. Stop advertising Oregon Lakes, let the locals enjoy their state. Out of state people are ruining our outdoors.
Written June 21, 2022
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swearengen
Colonia, NJ808 contributions
Did a quick stop at the lake to check out the Mount Hood view. The lake is super popular, so parking is hard to come by. But the lake is right by the lot, and the view is very nice. Seems like the path around the lake would be good for a stroll, but the crowds were a bit much to deal with.
Written July 25, 2022
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