Veda Lake Trail #673

Trail Highlights

The trail offers numerous viewpoints of the lake, Still Creek drainage and Mt. Hood. Swimming, fishing, picnicking and camping are enjoyed at the lake.

Trail Description

The Veda Lake trail is a short 1.2 miles to the Lake. The trail climbs up from the trailhead, over the ridge and then switchbacks down to the lake.

Regulations & Leave No Trace Information

Leave No Trace Principles:
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • Make that extra effort to not impact any vegetation, especially near the shoreline. Leave no food scrapes as animals become habituated with even the smallest amounts of human food.

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Directions to Trailhead

Follow US 26, 0.4 miles east of Government Camp turning south on Road 2650 to Still Creek Campground. Drive through the campground for 1 mile. (The road becomes Perry Vickers Rd). Turn right onto Chimney Rock Road and continue 0.5 miles to a four-way junction. Cross the intersection onto Road 2613 (Sherar Burn Rd), a rough gravel road. Head south 3.5 miles to Fir Tree Dispersed Campground. The trailhead is located on the north side of the road.

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Northwest Forest Pass Not required
Distance 1.2 Miles One Way
Elevation 4800'-4300'
Snow Free June to November
Difficulty More difficult
Uses Hikers