Updated: Nov 8, 2022
A quiet lake with a small campground in Mount Hood National Forest.
Lake Name: Hideaway Lake Lake Coordinates: 45.1217, -121.9676 Lake Elevation: 3800′ Access: Drive up Note: Supposedly there is a trail around the lake, but I wasn’t able to easily follow it after a certain point. Date: 11-16-19
I went to Hideaway Lake twice in the span of 2 weeks. Both times I went I was amazed at how beautiful the lake was. It felt so still and somewhat ominous (but in a good way.) The first time I went there was fog across the lake and the second time it was a beautiful sunny day where you could see everything in the water as well as the reflection of everything surrounding the lake in it. The lake had a pretty greenish color.
Both times I went I saw salamanders in the water. They were rather cute little guys. I walked along the shore on the part that stretches next to the campground. Both times I went I was the only person there. There’s an 8 site campground next to the lake. One campsite in particular has an incredible view right next to the lake.
The Hideaway Lake Campground is “open” through the summer, which is when you have to pay to camp there.
How to get there (from Sandy, Oregon)
Lake Coordinates: 45.1217, -121.9676
Clackamas River Ranger District map location: T5S R7E S21
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