Snowshoeing to Mirror Lake

Snowshoeing to Mirror Lake

Most of you know that during the summer time I hike pretty frequently, but with the cold and snowy winter we’ve had in Oregon this year it hasn’t been possible to do a lot of hiking. I’ve never been snowshoeing before but jumped on board when my sister suggested the idea as an alternative. It’s a bit more work than normal hiking, but I still had a lot of fun! We journeyed up to Mirror Lake in Government Camp, OR. The trailhead was plowed in so we ended up having to snowshoe in from a bit further down and our trek ended up being about 5 miles round trip. The lake itself was snowed over, but it was still a gorgeous day with great photo ops along the way.

Wauna Point and Wahclella Falls hikes

Wauna Point and Wahclella Falls hikes

The Wauna Point hike is a 3.8 mile hike with a bit of an elevation climb, lots of snakes and a breath taking view once you get to the top.


Wahclella Falls is a super easy 2 mile hike, and there’s a pretty cool cave along the way that you can crawl in and explore a bit too. The falls would even make for a good swimming spot on a hot summer day. 

Fort Stevens Hike

Fort Stevens Hike

Fort Stevens was a site of World War II and is a super cool historical hike. There’s a few different paths you can take and we opted for a 5.3 mile loop. We only ended up doing about 2 miles though because we forgot bug spray and encountered the worst mosquitos you can possibly imagine. There’s still no shortage of amazing things to see at Fort Stevens though. Including but not limited to some old bunkers, the mouth of the Columbia River, and a shipwreck.