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    Timberline Trail

    Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
    Distance7.5mi
    Elevation Gain4,884ft
    Trailhead Elevation5,631ft
    Top7,334ft
    Elevation Min/Max5390/7334ft
    Elevation Start/End5631/5627ft

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    Silverlake, WA
    Pathfinder | 100 pts
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    9/1/2008
    Can be a very strenuous hike on a hot day as some of the trail is exposed. In general the trail is in great shape and the views are amazing from the top!! Take extra care on your final summit push as the wood ladder and slick steep surfaces can be tricky. Saw a couple of people fall at this point. You can see the pacific ocean and Astoria from the top!
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    Vancouver, WA
    Pathfinder | 141 pts
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    8/27/2007
    The trail is in pretty good condition this year. Some of the steep slippery gravel sections have been tamed by putting steel wire fencing material on the trail surface. At first it looks like you might snag your Vibram soles in it and trip, but it works great. Hope they put the wire on more sections of this rather tricky trail.

    The only two things you need to worry about are your own fitness and the weather. Fortunately, if you don't have the stamina to make it to the top, there are plenty of nice viewpoints to sit down and eat lunch before you turn back.

    Hot weather can heat up the South and East slopes - make sure you have plenty of water on a warm day. Cloudy weather can obscure the fantastic view that you get from the top.

    This remains one of my favorite Pacific NW day hikes.
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    North Plains, OR
    Pathfinder | 160 pts
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    7/29/2007
    This was a fun experience. I definitely recommend an early start if you plan to hike on a weekend as it got pretty crowded around noon. There were some great viewpoints along the trail and beautiful wildflowers. It rained a little as we came down off the top and become quite slippery with the loose rock. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great day hike close to Portland.
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    Trail Information

    Mount Hood National Forest
    Nearby City
    Mount Hood Wilderness Area
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Easy to Difficult
    Skill Level
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Views, Wild Flowers, Waterfalls
    Features
    Zigzag Ranger District, 503-622-3191, www.fs.usda.gov/mthood
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails Map 462 (Mount Hood), USFS Mount Hood Wilderness.
    Local Maps

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