Mt Hood and Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake and Mt Hood

Taken near the boat launch on Trillium Lake, this view of Mt. Hood is a classic.

Trillium lake is popular for camping, fishing, non–motorized boating, and photography. It is unique in that there isn’t a creek or river flowing into it, but there is out of it. The lake was created by damming the headwaters of mud creek. Currently mud creek is the only outlet.

I would like to come back in the winter when the lake freezes over…

Take US 26 East from Portland and after Government Camp, look for the signs to Trillium Lake. This view is a very short walk from parking, 100 feet /30 meters or so.

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