Monon Lake

Easy (around Monon Lake) 2.9-mile loop
100 feet elevation gain
Open July to mid-October
Use: hikers, bicycles

Moderate (starting from Olallie Lake)
6.9-mile loop
200 feet elevation gain

Left: Mt. Jefferson from Olallie Lake

As you hike around the many-bayed shore of Monon Lake you’ll gain a view of nearby Mt. Jefferson, pass bedrock worn smooth by Ice Age glaciers, and visit an area changed by a 2001 fire. For a longer hike with even better views, start at the old-timey resort on Olallie Lake. Mosquitoes can be a problem in July.

From Interstate 205 near Oregon City, take exit...
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