Government Camp, OR Trails and Parks

Government Camp has 91 trails in the vicinity, including 25 for backcountry skiing & snowboarding and 19 hiking trails. These trails range from 1 to 90 miles in length. The most popular trails are Timberline Trail Loop (Backpacking), Badger Lake and Trillium Lake Loop. Trails.com member Pamela B. recently completed Crosstown Trail.
  • Timberline Trail Loop (Backpacking)

    7 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    The Timberline Trail circling Mount Hood is probably the most famous footpath in the state. Guidebooks describing the finest hiking trails in the nation often include this spectacular route, ...
    •  3-5 days
    •  41 miles
    •  Guide

    The Timberline Trail circling Mount Hood is probably the most famous footpath in the state. Guidebooks describing the finest ...

  • Trillium Lake Loop

    7 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Trillium Lake is a classic winter sight, and not something you would expect to find so close to a highway. The wide sweep of the frozen lake surface lends a natural sense of drama that you might ...
    •  5 miles
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    Trillium Lake is a classic winter sight, and not something you would expect to find so close to a highway. The wide sweep ...

  • Twin Lakes

    6 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    The Twins are a lovely pair of lakes in all seasons. They are nestled down in individual basins that are well insulated from foul mountain weather and highway noise. The two lakes also make a ...
    •  8 miles
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    The Twins are a lovely pair of lakes in all seasons. They are nestled down in individual basins that are well insulated from ...

  • Mirror Lake

    6 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Here’s a great little hike for several reasons. For starters, it’s a good alternative for those of you traveling to Mount Hood with skier friends who will be bashing their knees at the ski areas; ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Here’s a great little hike for several reasons. For starters, it’s a good alternative for those of you traveling to Mount ...

  • Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain

    5 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Cross-country skiers avoid this route because it is steep, has multiple switchbacks, and often gets rutted out. This makes it a great spot for snowshoers since these difficulties seldom hinder ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Cross-country skiers avoid this route because it is steep, has multiple switchbacks, and often gets rutted out. This makes ...

  • Frog Lake Buttes

    2 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    This ride consists of a 12.2 mile loop and two out-and-back spurs. One mile of the ride is paved cycling, and another .3 mile is a snowmobile trail; the remainder of the trail is on gravel roads. ...
    •  13.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride consists of a 12.2 mile loop and two out-and-back spurs. One mile of the ride is paved cycling, and another .3 ...

  • Umbrella Falls / Sahalie Falls Loop

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highlights: This short but scenic loop can be combined with the Gunsight/Gumjuwac Loop for a very hard day of riding. Tread: 5 miles of singletrack. Hazards: Use caution near Sahalie Falls. ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: This short but scenic loop can be combined with the Gunsight/Gumjuwac Loop for a very hard day of riding. Tread: ...

  • White River

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    There are good reasons why this area is so popular. For starters, from the moment you get out of your car the view of Mount Hood is spectacular, and it just keeps getting better. It’s well worth ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    There are good reasons why this area is so popular. For starters, from the moment you get out of your car the view of Mount ...

  • Teacup Lake

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    The trails at Teacup Lake are an excellent example of what volunteers can do. The Teacup Lake chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club developed and maintains 20 kilometers of groomed trails at what ...
    •  5.6 miles
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    The trails at Teacup Lake are an excellent example of what volunteers can do. The Teacup Lake chapter of the Oregon Nordic ...

  • Mount Hood

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Standing at more than 11,000 feet only 50 miles east of Portland, Mount Hood dominates the Columbia River Gorge and most of northwestern Oregon in the same way Mount Rainier commands the view ...
    •  Times vary by chosen route
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    Standing at more than 11,000 feet only 50 miles east of Portland, Mount Hood dominates the Columbia River Gorge and most ...

  • Still Creek / Pioneer Bridle Loop

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highlights: Riding along Still Creek, the views from Trillium Lake, and the smooth singletrack on the Crosstown Trail. Tread: 9.8 miles singletrack; 11.1 miles gravel; 1.1 miles pavement. Hazards: ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: Riding along Still Creek, the views from Trillium Lake, and the smooth singletrack on the Crosstown Trail. Tread: ...

  • Bennett Pass Road Out-and-Back

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    This is a very scenic out-and-back ride, with close-up views of Mount Hood as well as views into the Badger Creek Wilderness. Expect some tough climbing and fun descents. Try the hike up to Lookout ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  23.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a very scenic out-and-back ride, with close-up views of Mount Hood as well as views into the Badger Creek Wilderness. ...

  • Barlow Road

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highlights: This is the overland route of the Oregon Trail into the Willamette Valley. Interpretive signs along the way will give you a sense of what the pioneers went through at the end of their ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  17.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: This is the overland route of the Oregon Trail into the Willamette Valley. Interpretive signs along the way will ...

  • Badger Lake

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    A primitive road, with wilderness on either side, leading to a gorgeous glacial cirque lake. Many trails and side trips. The last 6 miles are narrow, very slow, and contain multiple rocks and ...
    •  54.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A primitive road, with wilderness on either side, leading to a gorgeous glacial cirque lake. Many trails and side trips. ...

  • Mount Hood - Oregon Highpoint

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highpoint rank by height: 13th. Mount Hood is one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the United States (Mt. Fuji in Japan is the most frequently climbed mountain in the world) and is ...
    •  10 to 12 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 13th. Mount Hood is one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the United States (Mt. Fuji ...

  • Crosstown Trail

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Take this great short trail if the weather is inclement or if you’ve got friends headed to the Multorpor Ski Area but you’d rather be out on your webs. It’s short enough that you’ll get a good ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Take this great short trail if the weather is inclement or if you’ve got friends headed to the Multorpor Ski Area but you’d ...

  • Frog Lake

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    This route does a good job of clearing your head without requiring much of your legs, your preparation, or your ambition. It’s perfect for snowshoers with small children who need to get out and ...
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This route does a good job of clearing your head without requiring much of your legs, your preparation, or your ambition. ...

  • Rock Lakes, Frazier Turnaround

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highlights include High Rock, an impressive outcrop. Frazier Turnaround, while difficult to reach, is very pretty and very remote. There is a short trail to beautiful Middle Rock Lake. The road ...
    •  Moderate to Difficult
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights include High Rock, an impressive outcrop. Frazier Turnaround, while difficult to reach, is very pretty and very ...

  • Trillium Lake Basin

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Trillium Lake Basin, easily reached from Portland, is Mount Hood’s most well-known cross-country ski destination. A stunning view of Mount Hood from Trillium Lake Dam highlights any tour in the ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Trillium Lake Basin, easily reached from Portland, is Mount Hood’s most well-known cross-country ski destination. A stunning ...

  • Timothy Lake Loop

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    A zippy singletrack trail that follows the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest. Mountain views. Bridge crossings. It’s hard to beat running on smooth singletrack around a ...
    •  2.25 to 3 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A zippy singletrack trail that follows the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest. Mountain views. Bridge ...

  • Gunsight / Gumjuwac Loop

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highlights: A very scenic loop ride and an aerobic workout for strong riders; great views of Mount Hood; technical singletrack and an aerobic workout. Tread: 7.5 miles singletrack; 4.4 miles ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: A very scenic loop ride and an aerobic workout for strong riders; great views of Mount Hood; technical singletrack ...

  • Still Creek Out-and-Back

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Highlights: Riding along Still Creek, the views from Trillium Lake, and fun singletrack on the Still Creek Trail. Tread: 2.8 miles singletrack; 16.8 miles gravel; 1 mile pavement. Hazards: Traffic ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  20.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: Riding along Still Creek, the views from Trillium Lake, and fun singletrack on the Still Creek Trail. Tread: ...

  • White River Station

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    First used by pioneers on the Oregon Trail, this quiet camp occupies a semi-open flat along the White River. A few big firs rise among the lodgepole pines, while alders and cottonwoods grow beside ...
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    First used by pioneers on the Oregon Trail, this quiet camp occupies a semi-open flat along the White River. A few big firs ...

  • Frog Lake

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    This popular campground occupies a forest of hemlocks and firs along the shore of quiet Frog Lake. You can see Mount Hood peeking over the trees, especially from the south end of the day-use ...
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    This popular campground occupies a forest of hemlocks and firs along the shore of quiet Frog Lake. You can see Mount Hood ...

  • Clear Lake

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Located on a slope above Clear Lake and shaded by firs and mountain hemlocks, this campground can fill up on summer weekends. All sites have gravel parking; some have pull-throughs, and some ...
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    Located on a slope above Clear Lake and shaded by firs and mountain hemlocks, this campground can fill up on summer weekends. ...