Hike to Lucky Lake

Rate this Adventure Oregon Lucky Lake Trailhead Parking

Added by Kat Howell

Lucky Lake is less popular than other lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway. Requiring a short hike through beautiful pine forest, the lake offers relative quiet, a great view of South Sister and clear, warmer water, since the lake is not fed by springs. 

Located just 4.36 miles past the popular Elk Lake Day Use turnoff, the trailhead is on the right side of the highway, marked by a small 'trailhead' sign. The hike begins at the Senoj Lake Trailhead and climbs up to the lake for 1.26 miles. Once you reach the lake, you can choose to go left or right until you find the spot where you want to set up for the day or night. It's a great place to hang hammocks and let the kids play.

Bathrooms are located at the trailhead only.

Pack List

  • NW Pass (Can be bought at Elk Lake Day Use)
  • Toilet paper
  • Ten Essentials
  • Swim Stuff
  • Camera
  • Hammocks
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

405 Feet

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Swimming Hole

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Added by Kat Howell

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 that grew up exploring the Columbia River Gorge and now I'm working on passing along that love of the outdoors to my kiddos, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. I'm also a member of Women Who Hike.

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