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Timberline, Cooper Spur and Tilly Jane Trail

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Mount Hood Wilderness

Timberline, Cooper Spur and Tilly Jane Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.3 mi Elevation gain 3,126 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Backpacking Camping Hiking Forest River Views Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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Note: The road to the trailhead, Cloud Cap Road (Forest Road 3512), is narrow and may require a 4WD vehicle. Timberline #600 to Cooper Spur #600B return via Tilly Jane #600A

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Joshua Jones
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Evan Nystrom
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Federica Bogani
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Beautiful hike, one of my all time favorites. Views are stunning. However, according to my husband iwatch, it looks like the loop was 9.6 miles rather than just over 7 mile as in the description. It took us about 6 hours.

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Rachael Riddle
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this trail was amazing! definitely an all day thing, we left at 9am and got back to the car about 5pm. took us about 3.5 hours to get to the top and we only hung out up there for about 10-20 min before heading back down. absolutely beautiful views from everywhere and i highly recommended going to check out the Tilly Jane A-Frame on the way back!

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Luci Charlton
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This hike was WILD. Hard! But entirely worth the trip to the top. We got very lucky with the clouds clearing up. I highly recommend.

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John Smith
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HikingNo shadeRockyScrambleSnow

Absolutely fantastic views. I knew the elevation change would get me but even so the ascent was grueling. Trekking poles a necessity in my mind. There’s a large patch of snow after the last switchback that makes the trail impassible, but an alternate route up has been created by other hikers. Be careful here, as there’s a lot of loose rock and the trail is more of a “suggested route” than a true trail. Also, wind was a major issue coming down; strong gusts made the top part of the descent a lot more difficult than it would have been otherwise. I’d recommend going early in the day to avoid it. Well worth the effort, overall.

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Rebecca Silva
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6/20: Snow in patches; no need for crampons. Misty today; clouds blowing through created white out; views were fleeting and far between. Great hike despite that. Always fun to be so near the summit. The route takes you through a variety of terrain and foliage. Tilly Jane A-Frame is a favorite waypoint; just a cozy spot for a quick pit stop. Definitely a fave.

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Chris Richardson
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Awesome hike, one of many on Mt. Hood.

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Mary Ann Pastene
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nice!

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Jeanie Shellman
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Difficult hike, but the views on the way up and at the top are worth it.

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Joshua Stine
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockySnow

A good challenging hike with an amazing view for a payoff :)

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Steven Schkurko
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Hiked on 7/4/19 with perfect conditions. Took timberline trail to cooper spur. Total time was 4 hours at 6.5 miles but we spent a lot of time at the top. Following the ridge line cuts about a mile off and is overall shorter than the switchbacks. Minor snow patches but nothing major. Ridgeline coming down is the way to go. Could see Mt Jefferson and south sister to the south and Mt Adams, Mt Rainier and Mt St Helens to the north. Great hike with great views!!

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Emily Faulconer
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This was a beautiful hike, full of abundant wildflowers and awesome views of the snow-covered peak through the areas cleared by a past wildfire. Because the road was closed, we had to start the hike much further down, so we didn't make it to Cooper Spur (2 hikers were under 6 years old). Regardless, this was worth every step.

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Julia Schnugg
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Challenging but worth it! Make sure to follow Timberline #600A to the left at Cloud Cap Campground after parking, unless you want to add miles to the hike in the opposite direction just for funsies :) We were rewarded at the summit with some of the most incredible views for almost 360 degrees (on a clear day), though that was the case for majority of the hike once on Cooper Spur. We followed Tilly Jane on the way back, which will have you pass by the Tilly Jane A-Frame. Timberline 600A back to Cloud Cap CG is just after the A-Frame.

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Thomas Palmer
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Daniel Vaughan
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