Twin Lakes

Brightwood, Oregon

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4 out of 5
Whether you’re a dayhiker or an overnighter, you won’t find much of a challenge here: The total elevation gain averages less than 200 feet per mile, making this an easy-toreach, easy-to-hike introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the world of mountain lakes.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

by Paul Gerald (Menasha Ridge Press)

Whether you’re a dayhiker or an overnighter, you won’t find much of a challenge here: The total elevation gain averages less than 200 feet per mile, making this an easy-toreach, easy-to-hike introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the world of mountain lakes.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brightwood
Length: 8.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: June–October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mt. Hood National Forest
Topo Map: Twin Lakes Topographic Map
Guide Book: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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7/13/2008

The scenery if worthy of five stars but, on the hike we did from the lower trailhead in to the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness boundary (about 8 miles roundtrip), there was too much closeness to the road and to car campers for that extra star. Nevertheless, a beautiful hike with a boulder-strewn river, some genuine old growth and an excellent packed-earth trail. Next time, we will start from the "middle" section by the road bridge and continue a few miles into the designated wilderness. Bonus: Back in Zig Zag, the road leading to spectacular Ramona Falls' trailhead is only a few yards away.

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