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Mirror Lake Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The upper portion of Yocum Falls as viewed from the trailhead (Tom Kloster)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Northwest Forest Pass Required

Driving Directions

This is the busiest trailhead on Mount Hood, providing easy access to lovely Mirror Lake. But you can avoid the crowds by simply hiking on weekdays, or consider a late afternoon hike on weekend, when crowds thin and alpenglow colors the mountain. Be sure to carry a flashlight or headlamp if you intend to stay past dark, however. The trailhead has portable toilets in summer.

The trailhead is located on the south shoulder of Highway 26, two miles west of Government Camp. In the rare instance that there are no other cars parked there, look for a log footbridge spanning Camp Creek, just east of milepost 51.

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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