Badger Lake Road

Government Camp, Oregon (HoodRiver County)

Last Updated: 07/03/2022
4.8 / 5 ( 20 reviews )
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Highlight: Badger Lake Road
Badger Lake Road snakes through a thin ribbon of forest flanked on either side by the Badger Creek Wilderness. After coming around the shoulder of Badger Butte, the trail narrows and plunges down a rocky shelf road toward the lake. Big views of the ridgeline where Bennett Pass Road traverses can be seen across the basin. The palisades in the distance are below Flag Point Lookout. Badger Lake, just after a shallow water crossing, is a wonderful spot to spend an afternoon canoeing, fishing, swimming, or hanging out enjoying the mountain air.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts at Grasshopper Road. Signs marking Badger Lake Road indicate that the road is not appropriate for buses or trailers. There is ample room here for a large group to get together before proceeding down the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Government Camp

This trail starts at waypoint 14 on Grasshopper Road.

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Douglas Van Bossuyt

Mapping Crew - Oregon

Douglas grew up riding in the back of pickups in Oregon and California. He comes from a long line of overlanders and adventurers dating back to the Mayflower and the Oregon Trail. During a stint working in Colorado, Douglas fell in love with the offroad scene and immediately gravitated toward the Toyota crowd. His first 4x4 was a 1988 Toyota 4runner nicknamed Goldilocks. After a year of running many of the iconic trails throughout the front range in the fully stock Goldilocks running on bald tires, it was time for an upgrade. Goldilocks went off to a new home and the Albino Rhino came home. The Albino Rhino is a built 1986 Toyota 4runner ready for any adventure anywhere at any time. During the week, Douglas works on systems engineering and architecture problems in California. Douglas also enjoys backpacking -- especially in the central Sierras in California -- scuba diving along the Oregon and California coasts, and riding his motorcycle on the Pacific Coast Highway. Most weeknights you can find Douglas under his truck in the driveway performing maintenance or fixing the latest trail damage.
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