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Trillium Lake - a must once

Trillium Lake is a classic spot and if you have never been, it is always worth at least one visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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Beautiful lake, best view of Mt. Hood

If you are sightseeing or vacationing in the area, a stop at Trillium Lake is hands down the best... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado
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National Forest Development Road 2612, Government Camp, OR 97028
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trillium Lake is a classic spot and if you have never been, it is always worth at least one visit. Picturesque views of Mt. Hood over the lake, often with pristine reflections, make this spot an iconic bucket list worthy destination. Campgrounds are decent, what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

If you are sightseeing or vacationing in the area, a stop at Trillium Lake is hands down the best view of Mt. Hood. It's also a great day-use lake for locals, with kayaking, canoeing, and fishing on the small lake. If you are looking for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ColoradoJ
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Trillium Lake is tranquil, peaceful spot, just a couple miles off the main highway. It undoubtedly provides great views of Mt. Hood.... IF the mountain is not obscured by clouds. If it's cloudy, the lake is still nice, but nothing very special. In such instances,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Trillium Lake is a short drive from Mt. Hood. The $5 day use fee may be paid at the boat ramp entrance or further south at the parking area used by fishermen and walkers. Visitors may walk the 2-mile Trillium Shoreline Trail, fish, or just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This is a beautiful place from where to experience the majesty of Mt Hood. It is at the right distance. It is very near Mt Hood and further ahead is Hood village which is quaint and nice. The small lake is serene and not many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank RamaR428
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I've been to many lakes throughout my life. Trillium lake is in the top of my list! Water is so calm and the view is spectacular! You can walk all around the lake and it's an easy walk. Mt. Hood peak is visible from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tazrianahmed91
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Our hotel clerk told us this was the place to take pictures of Mt. Hood! We went there early one morning and watched people fishing, walking, etc. It is the spot to take the perfect picture of Mt. Hood and its reflection in this peaceful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank okmusicman
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Walked around the lake - 2 miles. Very well maintained pathways. View of Mt Hood is breathtaking. Did not fish but many were. Still some camping even in late September.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy S
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Easily accessible. We had a very calm morning so reflection in the lake was great. Easy hike around the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkJaci
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Beautiful view of Mt. Hood! Great place for a serene leisure day. Bring your own boat, paddle board, or kayak if you want to get on the lake. Picnic tables are numerous. The hiking trail around the lake is pretty but one section is "temporarily...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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January 17, 2019|
Response from AndyP1998 | Reviewed this property |
We travelled from the lodge to the lake in our rental car. We saw no public transport at the lodge and google maps confirms there is no public transport to the lake
September 28, 2018|
Response from hwmcdaniel | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry. I don't have an answer. I suggest you contact the closes C of C or Visitor information for your answer.
Tim M
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Hafcanadian | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the Forest Service regarding reserving the amphitheater, or discuss with them such a special use of a public locale without impeding use by other citizens. Relative info can be found by entering “us... More
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Where to take my relatives May 3 to 8 (9 Replies)
Relatives are coming to Portland next week. Since they are arriving late and leaving early, we really only have 3 days with them. What should we do with them during that time? They wouldn't be impressed with Multnomah Falls as where they are from, they have a bunch of waterfalls. Is Trillium Lake good to hike this time of year? Is Mt. St Helens too cold and wet? We'll do one day trip to the beach, take them to eat at the food stalls. They'll be staying near the waterfront so can...More
April 29, 2016|
Response fromheehee62|
Added the numbers wrong. We have 4 full days with them. Also, we are willing to drive around Oregon is that helps though 4 days isn't much time.
Snowshoeing Mt. Hood (11 Replies)
Does anyone have any recommendations on a good beginner snowshoeing trail on Mt. Hood. Haven't been in years, and want to start out slow. May or may not have one of my kiddos along as well. I was thinking maybe Trillium Lake. Anyone else have any ideas?
December 28, 2009|
Response fromMtngrl|
Trillium is a perfect spot for an easy snowshoeing trip:) I also like all along the White River, but for your first time back at it, Trillium is perfect.
Akron, Ohio
Trillium lake campground (6 Replies)
I am trying to book a campsite at Trillium lake campground on a weekend. They are fully booked for the next few weeks. There are some sites available for walk-in only, first come first serve. Anyone has an experience walking-in? How likely are they going to be full? Can we book an RV site without having an RV? Is there grille available on each site? Thanks, folks.
May 21, 2015|
Response fromMrsO_5|
They will be very likely full. It is very popular. You may enjoy Lost Lake Campground. Many photographers go there as well. Best regards MrsO