2. Mirror Lake Loop Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest
The Mount Hood area is also an awesome place to go hiking for iconic views of this impressive mountain. One popular route is the Mirror Lake Loop Trail, which is a little over four miles in length and near the Oregon town of Government Camp. This is a moderate trail that features lovely views of the lake as well. The best time to hike this trail is between March and October, but you can bring along snowshoes if there’s still snow on the ground. Expect to see reflections of Mount Hood on the lake on this popular trail. You can hike with your dog here, as long as you keep him on a leash. Start your trip at the Mirror Lake Trailhead along Highway 26, and bring $5 per vehicle or your recreation pass for the National Forest fee.