Wahtum Lake Trailhead, OR

US Forest Service

Wahtum Lake Trailhead

Provides access to: Multiple trails within Mark O Hatfield Wilderness  and Wahtum Lake Campground and day-use area. Note, if you are going into the wilderness you have to fill out a wilderness...[more]




From Hood River, OR - travel south on OR Hwy 281 Dee Highway (it goes past the Hood River airport) about 11.5 miles to the Lost Lake turn-off. Bear right here and cross the East Fork of the Hood River. Keep to the left and follow the signs as if going to Lost Lake.

One half mile after crossing the West Fork of the Hood River, a signed junction will indicate Wahtum Lake to the right (Forest Road 13); take this road. Although paved, this is a narrow road, during the summer expect heavy traffic. At the next intersection (4+ miles), keep right onto the Forest Road 1310.

This road is even narrower and traffic may be just as heavy. Stay on the pavement until Wahtum Lake Campground is reached. This is the trailhead for trails heading down to and around Wahtum Lake.  


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