Vicinity Location: 47 miles east of Portland, Oregon in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
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.
A wilderness permit is required. The free self-registration for a wilderness permit is about a mile north of Timberline Lodge.
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).
Length and Elevation:
20 miles roundtrip. Elevation gain and loss totals 7,000 Feet
Timberline Trail #600, and overlapping with the Pacific Crest Trail #2000
Review: July 15, 2007
Full review to appear eventually.
Head down to one of the lodges for a well deserved snack. If you have enough energy, walk around in the lobby of Timberline Lodge and admire the workmanship of the handcrafted items.
Enjoy the photos!!