Hagg Lake Loop

Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Hagg Lake Loop

Hagg Lake Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Combination of singletrack trail, paved paths, and roads that take you around scenic Hagg Lake in Scoggins Valley Regional Park in Washington County. Bridge crossings. This sinewy trail offers plenty of opportunities for fun as it circles Hagg Lake.

The mostly singletrack route weaves in and out of oak woodlands and fir forest and offers plenty of rolling hills. Great swimming holes and juicy blackberries (ripe in mid-August) are some of the many distractions awaiting you. Watch out for mountain bikers blazing this burly route. If you want to compete in a trail-running race around the lake, check out the Hagg Lake Trail Run held in February."

More Hagg Lake Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"The 15-mile Hagg Lake Trail offers cyclists some of the finest singletrack near the City of Roses. The route, following the contours of Henry Hagg Lake, offers all flavors of mountain bike terrain—twists, turns, open meadows, forest, stream crossings, fun rolling hills, and small sections of pavement. Rewards along the way include prime blackberry picking and awesome swimming holes. Trail surface: Singletrack, doubletrack, and paved road."

"This mostly singletrack trail can be muddy in spots during the rainy months. This is a relatively flat loop, with a few slight inclines, making it a green- level beginner run. There is trail signage around the lake to assist with navigation. If running in a clockwise direction, keep the lake to your right.

Hagg Lake is located approximately 35 miles from downtown Portland. Starting on I-405 headed south from W Burnside Street, go approximately 1 mile to US 26 westbound. From US 26, head south at exit 57, and take NW Zion Church Road, NW Cornelius Schefflin Road, and NW Martin Road to OR 47 S/Quince Street. Turn left onto OR 47 S/ Quince Street and continue south. Turn right onto SW Scoggins Valley Road and proceed past the ranger station. Turn left on West Shore Drive, crossing the dam. Continue north for approximately 3.5 miles to the signed Sain Creek Recreation Area, where there is parking. The trailhead is near the pavilion."

"The Hagg Lake Trail passes through open meadows and oak woodlands next to the shores of 1,113-acre Hagg Lake. Rewards along the way include prime blackberry picking, awesome swimming holes, and opportunities to view a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, bobcats, osprey, hawks, bald eagles, songbirds, and a variety of waterfowl.

The 14.1-mile Hagg Lake Trail is a wonderful hiking opportunity close to Portland. This singletrack trail parallels the contours of Henry Hagg Lake and has a variety of terrain: open meadows, forest, cool stream crossings, bridges, rolling hills, and scenic picnic areas."

"The Hagg Lake Trail passes through open meadows and oak woodlands next to the shores of 1,113-acre Hagg Lake. Rewards along the way include prime blackberry picking, awesome swimming holes, and opportunities to view a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, bobcats, ospreys, hawks, bald eagles, songbirds, and a variety of waterfowl."

Hagg Lake Loop Reviews

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8/15/2009
A fun ride, close to Portland but a bit of a pain to get to. Technically good for beginners/intermediates, though a few sections were surprisingly steep (don't get lulled into thinking that a ride around a lake is flat).
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7/1/2008
This is a very fun trail as long as the thorns aren't out yet. Sometimes the park workers will be on the trail cutting back the thorns too. Fun ride..technically easy for the most part.
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8/21/2006
I got soooo lost! And I almost went down 3 times on the trail... it was very bad footing... And the WORST part! I think I was the first person on this trail in the past year. I cleared the spider webs. It was like a horror film. Huge webs with every step. I could feel the mesh of webs dangling in the breeze behind me. I expect some webs. That's normal. I run trails a lot. I was supposed to do 26 miles. I ended up doing 22 and almost cried in the middle because of getting lost so many times and so many spiders and webs all over me and, oh it was bad. Call me girlie, but I didn't expect to be wearing a thick layer of webs from head to toe by the end. But, I do have to say... the blackberries were totally ripe! And, the paved outter loop is really a great place to bike!
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8/1/2005
The inconsiderate and environmentally destructive people that flock to this lake to drink, stuff their faces, and loaf around on its shores unfortunately ruin this truly beautiful place. The area is covered with litter from individuals to lazy to make it to the garbage cans. I hiked briefly up Scoggins Creek, but was so repulsed by the condition that people had left it in that I left almost immediately. It is so unfortunate that people have treated this area like their own personal latrine. In the short forty minutes that I could stomach this place I saw wide array of waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians, and a couple of hawks. Hagg Lake should be turned into a nature preserve akin to Sauvies Island to protect the lake's inherent beauty and wildlife.
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Trail Information

Forest Grove
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
15.1
Distance
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 to 3 hours
Duration
April through November
Season
Biking
Additional Use
Washington County Parks, Facilities Management Division
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer; USGS Gaston and Gales Creek
Local Maps

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