Timberline Trail and Paradise Park Loop

HARD 34 reviews
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Timberline Trail and Paradise Park Loop is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, birding, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

scramble

snow

washed out

backpacking
22 days ago

2 months ago

beautiful Meadows and good even hike. tough at the end because most of the last 2-3 miles is uphill.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great hike... my boy an I did bite off more then we could do... there are some trees down before the paradise loop an on the loop it self. We have done 4-5 mile hikes. But the elevation changes kicked our butts.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

This trail was beautiful! I didn't go the whole way because of time restraints but I started at the lodge and went down to the river. It's mostly downhill going out and pretty steep. We were there early August and the trail got pretty wet. If you have poles, you'll want to bring them with!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful! Favorite hike by far. The actual trail is marked different then the app. So make sure to read up on the map before descending!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

7/22/17. Great day hike. Used AllTrails gps function after speaking w/ a fellow hiker. Turned it on, threw it in my pocket and consulted it a couple times, which turned out to be very helpful in a few spots.

Began at Timberline Trail #600 (which is also the Pacific Crest Trail-PCT #2000). Trail begins just east of the Timberline Lodge. The plan was to hike to the intersection of Paradise Park Loop Trail #757, and take this trail up to the intersection with the PCT, then return via the PCT to complete the loop. However, the entrance to #757 was completely blocked with about 15 yards of heavy brush. Did not feel like crawling through it. Continued on the PCT instead, which turned out to be a blessing. After about a mile or so hike through quiet and heavily forested terrain, the trail opened up to a dramatic vista with clear views of Mt Rainier. Got onto the upper part of Paradise Park Loop #757 and hiked among nearly full meadows of bright wildflowers. Took the Paradise Park Trail #778 to avoid the brush blockage on the latter portion of #757 I spotted earlier. Overall, a great experience. Phone died out along the way. Started around 0745 and took about 7.5 hours to complete, including lots of picture taking and breaking for lunch. ***THINGS TO NOTE*** There were a few areas with significant flies, but they were not the biting type and were not a problem. Nevertheless, I did use OFF Deep Woods with so-so results. Also, there were a few wide snowfields and a couple tricky crossings where hiking poles would have definitely come in handy. Furthermore, the trail signposts at the junction of the PCT & #778, as well as the post at the intersection of PCT & the upper part of #757, were knocked down, so take care and check in with the AllTrails gps if you are unsure of your direction.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The views were beautiful, wild flowers galore! But also lots of bitey horse flies, LOTS. Deet spray made no diff. Otherwise gorgeous scenery!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago