Timothy Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 3,239 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 724 feet. The Trail map information is near the trailhead. There is also a picnic site. The North Arm Campground camp site and the Designated Camp SIte T-10 camp pitch can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms along the trail.
Timothy Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This gorgeous lake ride is a great introduction to riding singletrack. The ride meanders around the great expanse of Timothy Lake, situated in the Mount Hood National Forest. You'll have multiple opportunities to gaze at majestic Mount Hood in the distance and cool off in Timothy Lake. Trail surface: Singletrack, doubletrack, and paved road.Start: Timothy Lake Trailhead 28 at Timothy. Other trail users: Hikers and equestrians. Canine compatibility: Dogs permitted. Length: 13.8-mile loop. Approximate riding time: 3 to 4 hours. Difficulty: Easy, due to smooth trail surface and minimal elevation gain."
--Lizann Dunegan, Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"A pristine lake in the middle of the forest with a Cascade peak in the background is a scene that’s never going to disappoint. Sitting on the south side of Mount Hood, Timothy Lake, formed as a result of the Timothy Lake Dam, is a great place to paddle. There’s just over 2 square miles of water to explore and several fetching lunch spots around the lake.Timothy Lake is about a 50-mile drive from Portland. At an elevation of 3,200 feet, the area can hold onto snow for a while. But once summer is in full swing, 33 Timothy Lake 175A kayaker paddles her way toward a better view of Mount Hood.the lake becomes quite popular. An 11-mile loop trail circumnavigates the lake, and there are a number of campgrounds as well as camping spots on the lake’s north end that are only accessible via boat or hiking trail."
--Adam Sawyer, Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"A zippy singletrack trail that follows the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest. Mountain views. Bridge crossings. It’s hard to beat running on smooth singletrack around a pristine high-alpine lake. This trail soars around the shores of Timothy Lake through a cool forest. Plenty of opportunities are available to dive into the lake on a hot summer’s day. It’s hard to beat running on smooth singletrack around a pristine high-alpine lake. This trail soars around the shores of Timothy Lake through a cool forest. Plenty of opportunities are available to dive into the lake on a hot summer’s day.No water or rest rooms are available at the trailhead. Finding the trailhead: From the intersection of I–205 and I–84 in Portland, head east for 7.2 miles on I–84 to exit 13, 238th Drive/Wood Village. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right on 238th Avenue and proceed 2.9 miles to the intersection withBurnside Road."
--Lizann Dunegan, Trail Running Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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