Be prepared to wear a mask during the many portions of this hike where physical distancing is not an option. DO YOUR PART: Services are extremely limited at this time, so please bring a trash bag with you so you can pack out what you pack in, including any dog poop from your four-legged hiking buddy. The Mirror Lake Trail is one of those trails which suffers from an abundance of love, due in large part to its convenient location right off of Highway The attention is well-deserved: The always well-graded route takes you past a picture-postcard view of Mount Hood from Mirror Lake and then enters the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness to ascend to the magnificent vistas from rugged Tom Dick and Harry Mountain. Most hikers go far as as the westernmost prominence on the ridge Harry , but the new location of the Mirror Lake Trailhead near Ski Bowl West also makes a loop more palatable as hikers will no longer have to hike down Highway 26 to reach their vehicles. From the plaza at the parking area, find the paved ADA trail that leads down a slope behind the restrooms.
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