Boulder Lake | Mt Hood National Forest
We ventured into Mt Hood National Forest to go camping at Boulder Lake. Boulder Lake was recommended by Inga’s parents, so we brought them along with us for this trip. It’s very rare to have a lake all to yourself, but after the trailhead to the lake cleared out on Sunday night, we were all alone up there until we left on Tuesday.
More Photos of Boulder Lake
There is a trail that goes all the way around Boulder Lake. It was around 1 and 1/2 miles to go from the trailhead and do a full loop around the lake. The restrooms that once existed at the campground were destroyed, which was disappointing.
All Set Up Near Boulder Lake
We set up our camp near the trailhead to Boulder Lake. We planned on staying at a nearby campground, but due to the area being burned, we were unable to access the road we needed. It all worked out in the end. Our spot ended up being great, and had easy access to both Boulder Lake and Crane Creek.
Inga’s Impossible Burger
Because campfire were not allowed, we used our propane grill to cook up some Impossible Burgers. Inga likes to put chips on her burger. I haven’t tried it yet.
The hike to get to Crane Creek was only 1/2 mile from the trailhead. The trails our there can get rough due to fallen trees and erosion. We didn’t venture any further up the trail past Crane Creek. At that point we headed back to camp for lunch. Maybe next time.
Huckleberries Near Camp
A Huckleberry bush near our camp. There was plenty in the area. There was plenty of bugs too. Sometimes you really miss having the campfire to keep the bugs down.
Hood River | Oregon
Going home, we took the long way on highway 35. This route took us right past Hood river. Overall, the camping experience on Mt Hood is similar to camping in Idaho, in our opinion. It’s higher in altitude than the camping we have been doing near the coast.