Silcox Hut Trail is a 4.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 km Elevation Gain: 306 m Route Type: Loop

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4 months ago

did this trail in the middle of the summer and it was fun! wish we would have planned our time better to do the longer hike to crater rock. this was the most uphill hike I think I've ever done, but we're from the mid Atlantic and we don't have anything like this around us!

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6 months ago

It was a steep climb to Silcox Hut, but only about 1.3 miles. In late November, there were patches of snow, but the trail was mostly gravel and mud. No ice and no need for micro spikes. I only ran into a few other hikers. I was sad to find the hut closed for a private event, as I was looking forward to go inside for some warmth and a rest. However the views were gorgeous! FYI the parking lot attendant had never even heard of Silcox Hut and didn’t know where the trailheads were (despite the fact he was standing next to a sign pointing to them). So be careful asking Timberline employees for directions. Carry a map/GPS to be safe.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Tough hike if you’re not in hiking shape, but short enough that it’s definitely worth it. Incredible views of Mt. Jefferson, Three Sisters, and Trillium lake. The hike is right along the ski lifts at Timberline so lots of people around but still a great hike all around.

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10 months ago

Nice, short, steep hike. Simply fire roads and almost completely above tree line so the hike up isn’t as nice aesthetically as the hike down. Check to see if skiing is still available and hoof it with your skis and poles!

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10 months ago

nice hike along the ski lift

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Sat Feb 02 2019

This is an easy loop (3/4mi round trip) next to the Timberline lodge. It is well marked and well groomed so there's no chances of getting lost. You'll see climbers, skiiers, and snowboarders as you walk around. The sun came out and I was able to get a good view of the top of Mt. Hood.

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Wed Oct 17 2018

Nothing but beautiful!

Sat Aug 18 2018

Did this about two weeks ago, was a nice hike

Mon Jun 04 2018

Fairly steep hike. Beautiful views on clear day to the south and Mt. Hood closeup to the north. I could see Mt Jefferson and 3 Sisters clearly on this Memorial Day. Not well marked in places but could be because there was still snow and snowboarders using the lifts. Feeling of being one with nature is absent due to the skiers and snowboarders but hike was short and good cardio. Always wanted to do a hike off of Timberline Lodge and was glad that I did. Will come back to try other trails around here.

Thu Jan 04 2018

Great training hike for Hood summit and other big peak summits! Definitely a good work out with great views.

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Sun Jul 30 2017

there's the silcox hut trail and there's the silcox hut access road. Take your pick! No snow all the way to the hut.

Mon Jul 24 2017

You can hike up to the hut without any snow now. Great view from the hut and worth the steep hike up. Amazing purple wildflowers on both sides hiking up the mountain. Snow starts after the hut if you want to venture further. Still skiing and snowboarding up there as well

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Sat May 23 2015

Great views, but very industrialized. The ski area has paved the bottom 1/10 mile and are using it as a road.

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Sun Apr 19 2015

It was a 60 degree day with no wind. We snowshoed straight up the ridge, passing many descending climbers, skiers, dogs and snowmobiles. Views were spectacular, stretching 50-70 miles to Central Oregon, where Mt Jefferson and the Sisters are visible. Timberline Lodge and its chairlifts are a constant presence here, as are other people. But it's still a solitary experience in many ways. This is a challenging snowshoe due to the elevation level (up to 7,000 feet) and the heavy and wet snow we experienced. The small bench at Silcox Hut provided a welcome respite to sit and enjoy our lunch. The snowshoe down was also fun, as we were able to plunge-step nicely and fall accordingly.

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Sun Dec 29 2013

Pretty good if you are looking for a workout. You will trek straight up hill for a mile and then straight back down, which can be a little rough on the knees. If a mile uphill isn't long enough for you there is groomed trail to keep climbing. Be prepared to share the trail with cross country skiers, dogs, and an occasional snowplow.

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Sat Sep 07 2013

A decent hike, even in the summer if you head out on the PCT from Timberline towards Paradise and hit it from there. There are some marmots poking about, which are always fun. I imagine it's breathtaking with showshoes in the winter.

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Sun Jan 20 2013

What a awesome hike, we snowshoed to the hut from wy east lodge, we hiked part of the groomed trail and then made the ascent to the hut on the snowcat trail. Lots of fun and a great workout!

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Sat Jul 07 2012

You would think you could hike to Silcox Hut on Mt. Hood from Timberline Lodge near the end of June (the "season" starts in mid-July), but not in 2010, as the base was still deep and the US ski team was still training... Undaunted, we climbed through the snow fields to Silcox Hut, soaking our hiking boots (which were dry by the next day). Like snowshoeing right up the mountain with a great workout, it was fun boot skiing on the way down, just watch out for the holes in the melting snow! We had great views of the surrounding area, watched as the ski team performed 720s and other cool tricks on both snowboards and skis. Silcox was still closed but the lifts were operating... the sky was brilliant and the mountain beautiful. Definitely a nice hike either with or without snow!

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recorded Silcox Hut Trail

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