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Mount Hood from Timberline [CLOSED] is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 5,249 ft Route type Out & Back
Backpacking Hiking Rock climbing Skiing Snowshoeing Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Snow Closed No shade No dogs
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Note: as of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. CAUTION: This is a steep trail with crevasses. The rock fall and scree on this trail are significant. Depending on the season it can extremely icy and dangerous.

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Selina Begum
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Ryan Luce
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Kostya Primachenko
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Hiking

It was very hard but really satisfying!!!

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Luke Snyder
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Hiking

Do not follow trail map for tracking. Trail is far to the right

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Lindsay Anne
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HikingIcyRockyScramble

8/14 - my cousin and I were THE ONLY two people climbing this morning.... reason being, the climbing conditions are not ideal. The rock fall and scree is no joke!! With the loose rock everywhere, massive boulders were giving way as we climbed. We used crampons and our ice axe to get up on the hogs back. It’s extremely icy and steep. There’s a crevasse that’s opened right under the pearly gates and the incline to the left of the pearly gates was extremely steep. It was a beautiful day and there was minimal wind, but there’s a reason the peak season is April - June. Between the falling rock and steepness of the climb, it was not as enjoyable unfortunately. We also weren’t able to take the ski routes down because of a ski race happening and had to detour far left of Timberline Lodge (just FYI). If you go, two ice axes and crampons HIGHLY recommended. Stay alert and aware!

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Susan Lange
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I am planning to do this on 9/17/20 if anyone doing this on this pls message me (lilaair@yahoo.com). I am planning to stay at Timberline Lodge ! Thank you

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Mountain Wolf
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Glen Keeffe
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HikingGreat!

Love Hood. Pearly Gates are done...no snow. Old Chute is sketchy but still doable. Very steep with little kick-ins making decent slow. No real need for crampons until 9,000'.

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Christopher Landadio
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HikingIcyRockySnow

Pearly gates are pretty rough, lot of ice and frozen rock that isn’t stable, very tricky. Old chute is in pretty good shape for late July, that’s definitely the route to take as of now. Great views and visibility. There was lots of wind that kept the sulfur on us all day, not fun.

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Austin Crook
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We got lucky and had perfect weather when we climbed to the summit. The snow was in good shape thanks to the snow cats on the lower slope. Once we climbed past the last ski lift we put on crampons and made steady progress as the sun peaked over the ridge. We slowed down and used our ice axes but didn’t need to rope up as we climbed through the Pearly Gates and were looking all the way to Mt. Rainier 15 minutes later! Looking south we could see all the way to Broken Top! We’ll be doing this summit again.

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Justin Emery
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Backpacking

My n the boys decided to climb Hood so we did it and it was awesome

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Steven Schaefer
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Great day, still really good conditions for summiting!

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Sebastian Fulger
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Left Timberline at 2am. Conditions on the lower mountain were much much worse than the upper mountain. Things got less rainy and windy once I passed the top of the Palmer lift. Crampons and Ice axe were necessary past Silcox. Conditions at Pearly Gates looked impossible so I traversed westward above Crater rock to go up the Old Chute. It's pretty steep: around 50 degrees. I summited around 7am and conditions were absolutely pristine. . Also you gotta come prepared and be ready to get off the sketchy part of the mountain (last 1000 ft) by 8am at the latest. Once the sun hits the south side, your crampons will be gripping nothing but slush. Overall, highly recommend.

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Vasyl Kyrylchenko
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jon harris
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HikingIcyNo shadeRockySnow

Make sure you watch the weather on this one. I usually stick to the peak months around May-June-early July. It's easy to go light on layers and the routes are pretty developed (Just watch out for crowds creating a bottleneck in the Gates). Skiing tends to pretty bomber before May but is still viable through the peak months.

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Josh k
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Where else can you climb a volcano and see other volcanoes in the distance both Both and South. Start early and be sure you have a good read on the weather forecast.

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Road Trip Rohan
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Planning on Doing this Hike in 2021 Anyone on the same boat please message me on Instagram : @roadtriprohan

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Erik Adams
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