Tilly Jane Trail

HARD 21 reviews
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Tilly Jane Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,922 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

walking

forest

views

hiking
4 days ago

one of my favorite day hikes near portland! i would say this trail is more of a moderate to hard. if you start in the morning, say 10:45/11 am and take a break at the a-frame, and continue back down, you should be done by 2:30/3 pm. it may be cooler when you start but once you break out of the trees and into the open parts of the trail, it gets warm fast (you are in the sun for 70% of the hike). its a hike to take on if you are in decent shape, bring plenty of water and food and take your time. views don't happen until you are closer to the a-frame (about 1-1.5 hours in or so). when you make your way back down, the wind may pick up, so be sensitive to weather. you can use hiking poles, they help but not needed if only going to the a-frame. side note, no restrooms around the area.

1 month ago

Great lightly trafficked trail. 3 miles from the trailhead. We went further to Cloudcap Inn possibly 4 mi. There are a couple of streams on the way for the doggies. Hiking poles are very useful as you keep on climbing. Bring plenty of water and a cap as the fire has taken out the trees and little shade.

hiking
1 month ago

Took this trail up to the treeline for some great views of Mt. Hood. Hard but not too grueling hike. Only saw two other people on the trail in the morning though it was a weekday.

hiking
1 month ago

It isn’t too hard of a hike, though it was all incline the views throughout the hike as you make your way towards the top was well worth the sweat.

Monday, June 06, 2016

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!

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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.

hiking
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 03, 2013

Nice hike, this is one of the most difficult hikes I have ever done, by far not a beginner hike whatsoever .

hiking
Monday, March 12, 2012

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.

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