Lost Lake Butte Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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2-3h
Distance
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6.0 km
Elevation
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394 m
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Lost Lake Butte Trail

Hiking the Lost Lake Butte Trail is an amazing outdoor excursion in Mount Hood National Forest that features easy to navigate terrain and breathtaking views. While out on the trail, you will leave the shores of Lost Lake behind, climbing up the forested slopes of Lost Lake Butte to reach a lookout with gorgeous views looking out onto Mount Hood. Hikers should take note that you will need to pay a day use fee, as the trailhead is maintained by the Lost Lake Resort.

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Route Description for Lost Lake Butte Trail

Whether you are planning to spend a few days in the area at the Lost Lake Resort or are simply after a beautifully scenic hike that isn’t overly challenging, the Lost Lake Butte Trail is the perfect route to explore in Mount Hood National Forest.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way south along the road for a short distance to arrive at a junction with Lost Lake Campground Road. Crossing directly over the T-intersection, you will pick up the trail and follow it east east through the tree cover, crossing over Jones Creek Road to pick up the path once again.

From here, the trail will continue leading you east through the forest and up the gradual slopes of Lost Lake Butte. At the only junction, you will pass straight through and continue climbing uphill, before traversing a series of switchbacks on the way to the summit viewpoint.

Once you are at the top, you will be met with incredible views overlooking the surrounding Oregon landscape, including the imposing Mount Hood to the southeast. Once you have finished reveling in the views, backtrack along the same route in order to return to the trailhead where you began your adventure.

Getting to the Lost Lake Butte Trail Trailhead

The Lost Lake Butte Trailhead can be found at the parking area for the Lost Lake Resort on North Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Lost Lake Campground

  • When to do

    April-October

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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