Tilly Jane Trail is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near Mt Hood, OR that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and ice climbing and is accessible from April until April.
Such an amazing hike! Our GPS recorded 3 miles from the start of trailhead #643 up to the Tilley Jane Cabins. It's a fun place to sit and take a break, have a snack before you start another push up to the summit if that is your intention. I wouldn't take kids under 8 on this unless they are conditioned for hiking and bursts of significant elevation gain. Once we reached the cabins we took timberline up to the rock cabin before pushing up towards the summit. It's a great hike with amazing views & great history behind it. Worth the trip!
Late spring is the time to do it! Once we got to the barren trees the view was stunning and we had a breeze to cool us off from the warmer covered area. Once we got to the cabins, even though they were a little creepy, we were pretty interested in renting one out. Was a nice trail but pretty difficult. Still enjoyed it!
Tough hike up but very pretty with the wild flowers. It seems as though the miles are estimated in a straight line distance so I think to the amphitheater and cabin it is about 4 miles up and then another 4 back.
We used this as an approach to the Cooper Spur hike since the road to Cloud Cap is closed. nice hike. First half mile has a couple of soupy spots. the second mile is in an area burned 2 years before. The new ground cover is awesome!...lots of green and hundreds of bear grass in bloom. At 2.75 miles we reached the cabins and had lunch in the amphitheater. See cooper spur for the extension. The return hike was hot in the afternoon and the middle mile with no shade was the worst, buy overall still a good hike.
Nice hike, this is one of the most difficult hikes I have ever done, by far not a beginner hike whatsoever .
This doubles as a snowmobile track in the winter... It's is a great part of Mt. Hood with abundant plant and wild life. Great place to find wild mushrooms.