Timberline Trail Around Mount Hood From Cloud Cap Inn

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Timberline Trail Around Mount Hood From Cloud Cap Inn is a 38.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
38.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
11952 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
2 months ago

Great views, fantastic river crossings, nice mix of environs. Elliot Crossing kicked our butts. The kids (age 12 to 17 and very fit) loved the challenge. Perfect 3 day trip.

backpacking
3 months ago

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this trail. Not big on heights or water crossings but I did what I had to to get through. Unbelievable views and amazing terrain changes. Easily the BEST four day backpacking trip I have ever been on.

4 months ago

the best experience!

7 months ago

Did this trail as part of the timberline trail in 2015. Great trail- very challenging if not in shape. Had one of our hikers catch a ride back to the timberline lodge before Elliot glacier. Did 18 miles in late august

hiking
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Note: this is basically the eastern part of the circumnavigation of Hood.

Feel like something challenging that'll leave you sore and amazed? Start out at Timberline Lodge, and head right at the PCT sign. 15 challenging miles later, you'll have crossed streams, battled heavy winds, had amazing views of Elliot Glacier, hiked Gnarl Ridge, and arrived at Cloud Cap Inn. Park a car and do it as a point-to-point. Or if you're training, hell, try all 30 miles of pain!

It's beautiful, though I'm not sure I'd make the trek in the winter months if not *completely* prepared: I've done it as a hike in the warmer months, but you might want to have a little mountaineering knowledge if you're trying it in the winter.