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    Trillium Lakeshore Trail

    Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
    Distance1.6mi
    Elevation Gain71ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,610ft
    Top3,614ft
    Elevation Min/Max3605/3614ft
    Elevation Start/End3610/3610ft

    Trillium Lakeshore Trail

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    Rowena, OR
    Pathfinder | 118 pts
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    1/6/2019
    Fun, groomed trails made it easy to snowshoe, easy and would recommend for beginners.
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    Adventurer | 237 pts
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    8/16/2018
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    Portland, OR
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    1/2/2012
    A great trail but it is becoming a tourist attraction. The entry to the loop (down a large hill) is very packed with people trying to down hill ski, snowboard, and sled down the trail. It's becomes very dangerous as many people are out of control. Once you get on the loop it's much better but parking is difficult due to all the sledders. We are going to start looking for other places that are safer and have less sledding/tourist traffic.
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    Portland, OR
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    1/23/2010
    This starts out with a good little downhill run from the parking lot. As beginners, it was a good opportunity to practice the snowplow on XC skis, something we'd never really done before. After that, a good uphill warmup before settling into the "tracks," which, although not immaculate, will keep you going in the right direction. When you get to the lake itself, stay on the trail heading around the lake. The shortcut through the path toward the deck on the near side of the lake isn't really a XC path, which we found out the hard way.
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    Ashland, OR
    Pathfinder | 130 pts
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    2/27/2008
    I'm writing this three years after I went around the loop. The scenery was great but the snow was very hard packed and all I had were meter long snow shoes that my father had used in Alaska. This was a pretty terrible combination and it was pretty miserable for me. With tiny snow shoes I'm sure it would be quite an enjoyable trek.
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    Aloha, OR
    Pathfinder | 150 pts
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    2/7/2008
    This is a great trail. It is very easy to access with a great parking area. As a beginner this was a perfect trail. I would reccommend this trail to anyone just getting started or looking for a nice easy day.
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    Aloha, OR
    Adventurer | 245 pts
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    12/9/2007
    The snow wasn't the best this weekend, it was very hard-packed and crusty on top, but this is a good loop no matter what. There were lots of people out, but if you get there before 11am you'll miss most of them. Seems like most people show up after lunch. This is a good trail for dogs.
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    Dee, OR
    Trailblazer | 580 pts
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    1/13/2007
    The Trillium Lake area is definitely a fun place to snowshoe, especially if you like going off of the trail. The main sno-park is VERY, VERY crowded on weekends, as is the trail itself–lots of parents towing little ones in sleds and lots of cross country skiiers. We didn't stay on the main trail at all, since it hadn't snowed in a while and even if it had, all the use packs the snow down til it's as hard as the road surface. Off the trail, the snow was soft and we had about 6-8" of fluff to trounce around in. The main trail would be perfect in a foot of new snow and some solitude. We had a beautiful blue-sky day at Trillium Lake. The view of the mountain from the far side of the lake is great. You can't blame the crowds for wanting to play here. :)
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    Portland, OR
    Adventurer | 250 pts
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    11/29/2006
    nice little loop. Starts on a nice long down hill. Be ready on the way back! I took a right turn at the loop, heading to the meadow first. Most of the other people went left first, straight to trilium lake. Great views of Mt Hood.
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    Cedar Mill, OR
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    4/2/2006
    Trillium is the wonderful winter scenic land that trail.com describes and is a great work out too. However, if your looking for views of Mt Hood behind the lake- plan on a clear day. We were disappointed we didn't get to see it becuase it was cloudy. We only saw hints of the Mt.
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    Trail Information

    Mount Hood National Forest
    Nearby City
    Mount Hood National Forest
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Birding
    Additional Use
    Zigzag Ranger District, 503-622-3191, www.fs.usda.gov/mthood
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails Map 462 (Mount Hood), USFS Mount Hood Wilderness.
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