A well-hidden hike in the Mt. Trailhead Co-ordinates: 48.9435, -121.6625 Open map in new window. Francis Lake is a nice spot to..." Francis Lake, "(1250 CFS near Tucker Bridge) Winter Steelhead fishing on the Hood is at its peak for the season...." Hood River. First and foremost, if you haven't been to Lower Twin Lake during the summer, add it to your list because it's not a hard hike and the water is stunning. Hood National Forest - Twin Lakes Trail #573 Twin Lakes Trail #573 This heavily used trail is one of the most popular in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness and is an important connector with other major trails within the Wilderness. When you reach the upper lake, you should see the top of Mt Hood peaking over the trees at the north end of the lake. We made the 7 mile drive up the gravel road and found ample parking at the lakes. Twin Lakes is a lake located just 16.7 miles from Mount Hood Village, in Wasco County, in the state of Oregon, United States, near Government Camp, OR. Tips, tactics, gear reviews for everything from bass and bluegills to stripers and bluefish - if it's fishing related, we cover it. Hi Everybody, I'm new to the forum (which is super cool btw ) and I have been looking for advice on hike in lakes in the Hood and Jefferson areas.I hit many of the AWESOME Ollalie area lakes eggs listed in the high lakes thread this summer and am looking for some more maybe a little closer to Mt. Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File). Frog Lake is not much larger than a frog pond, but this natural lake in the Mt. The Twin Lakes trail is accessed by hiking the PCT between Frog Lake and Barlow Pass. These are county owned lakes just north of Greensburg off of Route 119. Fishing trips at Mount Hood are available through Mt Hood Adventure. Hood. use very clear line because of how..." Clear Creek, "Had a great time fishing here with my kids this past weekend. Hood. You can make any number of loop options here, including dozens of … Join us as we discuss the Oregon … Upper and Lower Twin Lake have good fishing for rainbow trout that are hybridized with Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Lakes are also good for ice/winter fishing for stocked trout. (FR 2612) partially CLOSED, Restroom at Frog Lake Sno-Park/ Trailhead. (541) 352-6002 Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brook trout and others here. Directions: Drive east on Highway 26 past Welches and Government Camp. Mt. 6780 Highway 35 Search Trip Reports for Twin Lakes Hike; Twin Lakes from Frog Lake Snopark Snow Level Report; Twin Lakes, Ghost Ridge 5/12-14/16; Twin Lakes Winter Wonderland - 12/30/12; Twin Lakes (6/25-26) - My daughter's first backpack trip; Related Discussions / Q&A . All rights reserved. Check out our Fishing Times chart to determine when the fish will be most active. To find the trailhead for Twin Lakes, drive out of Portland on Highway 35, then turn south on Highway 26. Much of the shoreline is on private property but there is good bank fishing at the county park or near the dam were bait is a favorite. Expect ripe huckleberries in the late summer and the blooms of rhododendrons and bear grass in the early summer. From the parking lot, take a short, half-mile jaunt on the Pacific Crest Trail, then break off. Hood Area; Trip Reports . Fishing Twin Lakes. The lakes can also be accessed from a shorter trail that begins at the Frog Lake Sno-Park. The Twin Lakes and Palmateer Point Loop at Mt. After about seven miles, turn left into Frog Lake Sno Park (expect a $5 daily fee if you don't have a Northwest Forest Pass). Hood Forest. Best fishing is during the spring and summer months. Frog Lake is a 10-acre lake in Wasco County, Oregon, located south of Mount Hood off U.S. Route 26 between Government Camp and Maupin. A well-hidden hike in the Mt. Hatches: Frog Lake is noted prolific hatches of Tadpoles, Callibaetis may flies and chironomids. Dufur, OR 97021, Clackamas River Ranger District Before you head up the mountain, grab a $5 Northwest … I got a few shots of Mt Hood in here, really enjoyed the walk! Natural reproduction here is amazing, there are tons of fish in these lakes that run 6-13 inches. Lower Twin Lake is about 1.5 miles in, and Upper Twin Lake is another mile beyond. Nice views of Mt. Tread becomes narrower and rockier from lower to Upper Twin Lake. The Twin Lakes trail branches off the PCT 1.4 miles from the Frog Lake trailhead. Hood National Forest. Now, on to the second of the Twin Lakes. Location: 45.237003, -121.685858. Hideaway, Buck, Shellrock, Pyramid, Frazier, Rock twins I was at Dinger a couple of weeks ago with only a few small brookies caught on spinners. Join us as we discuss the Oregon Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. It's also one of the few lakes that allows motorized boating. This section doesn't have the big fish, that the main fork of the Hood River does but it will keep you busy with modest active trout perfect for a 3 or 5 weight rod in the summer time and a dry fly. The section of trail from Upper Twin Lake to #2000 is also a narrow, rocky tread with some short steep grades, but mostly level with long, gradual grades. From the parking lot, take a short, half-mile jaunt on the Pacific Crest Trail, then break off. It’s technically open for fishing all year under typical zone regulations, but keep in mind that winter hits pretty hard here and the snow gets deep, impeding access. Take the PCT north for 1.5 miles to the south trailhead. Hood National Forest offers a few months of easy trout fishing right off the highway, thanks to generous plantings of hatchery rainbow trout. We caught several small trout on spinners and had fun playing by the lake. Again, most of the hike is in a forested area. Getting There. Because the lakes are classified as panfish enhancement lakes, they have an excellent panfish population. Sandy, OR 97055, Hood River Ranger District Caught tons but the go pro died! South end- Take Hwy 26 7 miles S of Government Camp to Frog Lake Sno Park at Wapinitia Pass. "Insane amount of trout. FryArk Delays Turquoise, Twin Lakes Fills While the annual Father’s Day tradition of fishing at Turquoise Lake may be a pass for this year as the popular recreational area has been struggling with a number of late season issues created from historic snowfall this winter, still families should be able to find plenty of other options in Lake County. Hood Territory Mt. All of the usual techniques will work. Hood. Hood Territory is home to 20 of Oregon’s top 50 places to fish within a 60-minute drive from Portland. Mt. I use spinners and they work very well. Now that it's winter and the mountain is covered in snow, we want to share our showshoeing experience at Lower Twin Lake. Due to COVID-19, offices are temporarily closed to in-person visits. In contrast, the small streams of Mount Hood are easily accessible, fairly simple to wade, and are loaded with tons of small, eager-to-bite high mountain coastal cutthroat trout and brook trout. Hood. HookandBullet.com, a Montlake Media brand. Please call or email us! Hood Wilderness that offers peaceful lakeside views. Twin Lakes hike on Mt. (971) 333-4100 Hood National Forest is a beautiful moderate to difficult 12.8-mile forested loop hike that takes you past two mountain lakes, a viewpoint, and the Barlow Road. Location: 45.231231, -121.69178. You’ll need to ford the creek; easy in late summer, but often tricky right after snowmelt. Hood Wilderness that offers peaceful lakeside views. Trailhead. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District. The grade is steeper for short distances in places. The trail around each lake is flat with the lakes being fully visible. As you approach Twin Lakes Creek, pass yet more monstrous ancient cedars. Once across the creek, the way climbs steeply gaining 600 feet in a half mile or so meeting back up with the crashing creek in a tight canyon. Parkdale, OR 97041, Zigzag Ranger District Twin Lakes was snow free for the first time in three August visits. Lower Twin Lake is about 1.5 miles in, and Upper Twin Lake is another mile beyond. The trailhead is on the far left of the parking lot, to the left of the restrooms. Skis and snowshoes are both common on the ungroomed and unmaintained trail. Twin Lakes Have Been Producing Some Nice Fish The Twins produced lots of good fish this... more » Kens Sporting Goods Staff: 10-14-2020: Twin Lakes Fishing Report Great weather and great fishing in Bridgeport area.... more » Twin Lakes Resort Staff Mount Hood Oregon fishing trips in the Columbia River and in coastal waters. To the right is the road to Frog Lake Campground, a treed park beside a small, lovely lake that is plagued by its proximity to the highway. Wondering if anyone has summer reports/conditions for any of the following lakes located on Mt. Crappie anglers should jig in shoreline areas that have some structure such as rocks or downed logs. Lower Twin Lake is a short hike from the parking lot. This trail includes two lakes: Lower Twin Lake, and Upper Twin Lake. The current population seems to be self sustaining Hooked into tons of fish, here is a rough cut of slaying them out real fast in an hour or two! Park at Frog Lake Sno-Park on the north side of the highway near milepost 62. This trail is in the Mount Hood Wilderness. Adventure Maps: Mt. Zigzag, OR 97049, Forest Headquarters Hood's forest. Perhaps not as well-known as its man-made cousin Trillium, Timothy Lake is still a beautiful spot that offers stellar views of nearby Mt. Barlow Ranger District Recovering fir and hemlock dominate this section of Mt. Twin Lakes sits at 7,200 ft. with fishing, canoeing—no motorized boats allowed—and hiking available, making this a fun day trip or overnight camping getaway. This trail begins at the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) #2000, travels past Upper and Lower Twin Lakes, and ends at the Pacific Crest Trail #2000. Now get out there and fish! The lake is primarily used for recreational purposes, such as camping, boating, fishing, and swimming. Low crowds, easy access and a river full of trout. The trail passes through old growth alpine forest. Fish stocking records are spotty but the lakes have received plants of rainbows, cutthroat and brook trout over the years. Restricted Forest Office Access- Call or email us! Despite the high use, the trail feels very isolated and offers sustained periods of solitude in deep Expect ripe huckleberries in the late summer and the blooms of rhododendrons and bear grass in the early summer. Hood...? North end- Take Hwy 35 to Barlow Pass Sno-Park on Road 3531 (2 miles east of the Hwy 26 jct). 16400 Champion Way This river may be a bit under the radar at the moment but not for long. From the Barlow Pass Sno-Park, the Twin Lakes Loop offers a challenging but rewarding backcountry experience. There are even the occasional rainbow, brown trout, and Steelhead to be found. (541) 467-2291 Lower Twin Lake Hood: The details. Twin Lakes (North Cascades) Map & Directions. Lakes Trail. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brook trout and others here. The tread is wide and relatively smooth with some long moderate grades to Lower Twin Lake. North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area. Lakes, rivers and streams team… Guided fishing adventures There's not much that compares to the feeling of being out on a beautiful body of water, enjoying the scenery and company of friends and/or… Olallie Lake area CLOSED; PCT CLOSED south of Olallie Meadow CG, Still Creek Rd. A float tube is helpful when fishing here. Take the PCT south 1.5 miles to the north trailhead. Fly fishing one of the most beautiful spots on Mt. Make your way back to Trail #495 and follow the trail uphill to the upper Twin Lake. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. 780 NE Court St It's blue-green color can be seen from any part of the lake and in some spots, you can see all the way to the bottom. Twin Lakes is a lake located just 16.7 miles from Mount Hood Village, in Wasco County, in the state of Oregon, United States, near Government Camp, OR. Sandy, Oregon 97055. This trail includes two lakes: Lower Twin Lake, and Upper Twin Lake. 16400 Champion Way Twin Lake Trail is heavily used by horses and hikers, especially the segment from south of the Pacific Crest Trail junction to Lower Twin Lake. The lake is a great place to take a swim or to take a loop hike. Trout fishing is available year-round. The Upper Twin Lake is a less-visited lake with a cliff-edge viewpoint of Mount Hood and the Historic Barlow Creek Valley. It's a little further out than some others, but it's worth the extra travel time, as it offers great fishing, sailing and kayaking options. Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recarea/?recid=53314, White River Fire CLOSURE AREA on Barlow RD. Fishing in this 11-acre lake is best in May and June after it has been stocked. Lower Twin Lake has some of the most beautiful water I have seen in the Mt. Angling For Adventure In Mt. Lost Lake sits at over 3,100 feet on the northwest flanks of Mount Hood. This trail passes through new and old growth forests, and the trail is lined with beargrass and huckleberries. (503) 622-3191 The Upper Twin Lake is a less-visited lake with a cliff-edge viewpoint of Mount Hood and the Historic Barlow Creek Valley. Walking trails around each lake provide excellent access for the walk-in fisherman. Earlier this year, we posted about hiking at Lower Twin Lake near Mt. The Twin Lakes are connected by a small stream that flows east. Since Alan and I aren’t backpackers, we appreciate the opportunity to experience day hikes along the alpine trails leading into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. 70220 E Highway 26 Hood are seen from Upper Twin Lake and the trail from Upper Twin Lake north toward PCT. See weather forecast. There were many people camping but we were able to find a nice spot by the second lake for lunch and some fishing. Of easy trout fishing right off the PCT north for 1.5 miles in and. Is another mile beyond an excellent panfish population also be accessed from a shorter trail begins. 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