Frog Lake Trail 530

Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit, Oregon

Elevation Gain897ft
Trailhead Elevation3,941ft
Elevation Min/Max3901/4742ft
Elevation Start/End3941/3941ft

Frog Lake Trail 530

Frog Lake Trail #530 is a hiking trail in Clackamas County and Wasco County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest and Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 3,941 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 897 feet. Near the trailhead there is a restrooms. Along the trail there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Pacific Crest Trail, Frog Butte Trail #484 and Frog Lake Butte Road.

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Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Chris Van Tilburg
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"Frog Lake Buttes are not a primary destination but a good alternative when you’re looking for protection in the trees and want to avoid the crowds and foul weather at Timberline and White River." Read more

Frog Lake Trail #530 Reviews

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New Year's Eve was a busy day on the Frog Lake trail. We had to contend with kids sledding, who could not steer out of the way (and with snowshoes, we couldn't get out of the way very fast). Although the trail is fairly short, by far our best experiences were when straying from the (heavily) beaten path. There was plenty of virgin now to be explored. Just make sure you don't stray onto private land that borders part of the trail. The lake surface itself can also be a nice area to explore, so long as the ice is frozen solid. After going out onto the ice, we saw patches of slush near the shore--perhaps not the wisest move. Because the area is so heavily trafficked, wildlife sitings were rare, mostly jays and a few other birds too far away to see. Consider bringing binoculars if you're into bird watching.

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Trail Information

Mount Hood National Recreation Area - Mount Hood Unit
Nearby City
Mount Hood National Forest
Skill Level
Mount Hood National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Wapintia Pass
Local Maps

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Dec 2018