Mt. Jefferson from Olallie 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
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 …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.