Veda Lake Trail #673
ElevationAscent: 286' 87 m
Descent: -509' -155 m
High: 4,763' 1,452 m
Low: 4,254' 1,297 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“Veda Lake Trail is a short trail that heads into a small cascade lake.”— Kathleen Walker
The trail begins climbing to the Veda Butte for the first 3/4 mile. At that point, the trail then starts dropping into a series of switchbacks to the lake. Where the trail passes through rocky openings, there are good photo opportunities of Mt. Hood with Veda Lake in the foreground.
There are a few campsites in the vicinity of the campground. The lake itself stays surprisingly cold through summer and supports a population of crawdads (crawfish).
Once you've enjoyed your time at the lake, return the way that you came to return to the trailhead and your vehicle.
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