Located in the U.S. state of Oregon, the Mount Hood National Forest is a scenic natural site covered with forested mountains, lakes and streams. In 1924, the National Forest was named after Oregon’s highest mountain that rises more than ten thousand feet above sea level – the majestic Mount Hood. The National Forest offers endless recreational activities for adventurous travellers.
Situated on the south slope of Mount Hood, Trillium Lake is considered as one of the most scenic spots in the Mount Hood National Forest. Trillium Lake was created in the 1960’s by the damming of what used to be a Mud Creek. Soon after, the lake was named after the white Trillium wildflowers that bloom in the surrounding forest during spring. Trillium Lake is a unique site that offers a wide variety of outdoor activities as well as a remarkable view of Mount Hood; a view that attracts photographers from all over the world - including RAINS Contributor, Daniel Agre, @dansflavor.