Notice: For the latest fire information, please contact the Mt. Hood National Forest Hours: M – F 7:30am – 4:30pm Closed 11:30 – 12:30. Telephone: (503) 668-1700
The Timberline Trail has been closed at Eliot Creek due to a large storm in the fall of 2006. The reroute is now open and the entire trail can be hiked once again.
Per the Forest Service, “The flood in 2006 created deep chasms all the way down the drainage. Numerous sections of Eliot Creek have 50-150ft vertical drops down to the creek.”
Directions: From Portland take I-84 East to the Wood Village, exit (16A). Head south and turn left onto NE Burnside Rd. Heading East, Burnside will merge into Highway 26. Follow Hwy 26 to Government Camp. Turn left onto the road to Timberline Lodge.
In winter, it is required to carry chains or have traction devices. The road to Timberline requires chains during much of the winter.
Bathrooms are available at the Wy’East Day Lodge or at Timberline Lodge.
Permits are required to park here seasonally. No parking permit is needed during the summer. A Sno-Park permit is required to park in the winter (Nov. 1st -thru- Apr. 30th).
A wilderness permit is required. The free self-registration for a wilderness permit is along the trail about a mile north of Timberline Lodge.
Information for the Mt. Hood Timberline Trail with segments showing mileage, profiles, and maps.
Review: 9/5/2018 – 9/9/2018
This is for backpacking the trail clockwise with a side trip to Elk Meadows.
Enjoy the photos!!