Trillium Lakeshore Trail is a hiking trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 3,610 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 71 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. Along the trail there are a pier, meadows, and a viewpoint.
Trillium Lakeshore Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A prime place to take the kids or to stretch your legs after driving up from Portland, Trillium Lake is a tiny body of water with a friendly scene and an impressive and popular view of Mount Hood. In addition to some short, easy hikes, you’ll have opportunities to fish, boat, or picnic—or just lie around, catch some rays, and watch the ducks."
--Paul Gerald, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland (Menasha Ridge Press).
"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 basin. Most trails are on Forest Service roads and are suitable for novice skiers. However, all tours start with a challenging descent from the sno-park. The most popular trails are groomed weekly for classic skiing. Donations are requested to help cover costs. Visit on weekdays if you want to enjoy the basin’s beauty in relative solitude. Track Quality: Good classic tracks, no skating."
--Mike Bogar, Best Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
"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 think exists only in nature calendars. In fact, Trillium Lake and the view of Mount Hood beyond has been featured prominently on hundreds of picture-postcards, book covers, and, yes, calendars. Once you get there you’ll understand why. The broad expanse of the lake opens the skyline to reveal Oregon’s tallest volcano in all its majesty."
--Shea Andersen, Snowshoe Routes: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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