Where can we go for an easy hike?
Mirror lake, though uphill is an easy walk to the lake and offers a great view of Mt. Hood on a clear day. For a little more of a challenge, continue on another 2 miles to the top of Tom, Dick, and Harry. At this point you’ll be looking straight at the mountain. Trillium Lake, just a few miles past Government Camp, is a beautiful lake with a maintained path that is flat. On clear days you can see Mt Hood in the reflection of both Trillium and Mirror Lakes. Little Zigzag Falls is another great, but short hike. This trail is located at the end of Rd 39/Kiwanis Camp Rd. It is just under a mile, follows the Little Zigzag stream, and ends at the waterfall. Also, Old Salmon River Trail is another great option. This trail is 2 miles one way. It is relatively flat and follows the Salmon River through the old growth forest. It’s great for any skill level. Lastly, Wildwood Recreation Site has many trails, paved and gravel, which are well maintained and easy to hike. There is a fish viewing window, wetlands board walk, picnic options, and playground.
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