Backpacker Magazine Pacific Crest Trail: OR Section 10 

TIMOTHY LAKE to TIMBERLINE LODGE: Giant stands of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine dominate this 23-mile leg which finishes on the airy slopes of Mount Hood.


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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 11 Dec 2006 11:10:44 AM
Activity: Hiking
State: Oregon (OR)
Distance: 23.03 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 5577 ft
Total Loss: 2864 ft
Net Change: 2713 ft
Difficulty: 8 / 10
Tags: Hiking, Maupin, Oregon, Pacific Crest Trail
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

TO TRAILHEAD: From Portland, OR, head E on US 26 (Mt. Hood Hwy) past Government Camp. Stay on US 26 @ junction with OR 35 bearing S. In  8.8 mi., Turn R @ Skyline Rd. (FR 42) and go S until R turn @ FR 57 to Timothy Lake. PCT heads N from roadside campground near guard station.

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Tracks

ORPCT09

Distance: 23.03 mi Points: 432
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
OR PCT TRACK 09

Points of Interest

PCT1285

Location: 45.101768, -121.746582
Cross paved road near campground

PCT1286

Location: 45.109833, -121.758286
Pass a spring

PCT1287

Location: 45.113033, -121.762268
Veer R @ jct.; travel the E banks of Timothy Lake

PCT1288

Location: 45.138432, -121.769165
Pass a large, lakeside camp

PCT1289

Location: 45.140816, -121.761070
Pass a spring

PCT1290

Location: 45.142784, -121.756050
Old 1916 trail

PCT1291

Location: 45.143532, -121.754868
Cross nicely-flowing Crater Creek

PCT1292

Location: 45.144333, -121.754601
Stay R @ Timothy Lake Trail jct.

PCT1293

Location: 45.147400, -121.753647
Keep L @ jct. with Little Crater Lake Trail. Optional: Turn R and head to Little Crater Lake's pure water, just a short distance away

PCT1294

Location: 45.165482, -121.758865
Cross dirt road

PCT1295

Location: 45.177166, -121.758934
Go straight @ Jackpot Meadows Trail

PCT1296

Location: 45.186317, -121.758980
Cross paved road

PCT1297

Location: 45.192966, -121.757103
Cross dirt road

PCT1298

Location: 45.197601, -121.753487
Campsite near a spring with space for roughly 3 tents

PCT1299

Location: 45.228802, -121.702019
Keep straight @ Blue Box Trail jct.

PCT1300

Location: 45.229084, -121.700630
Cross road

PCT1301

Location: 45.236965, -121.687332
Curve L @ Twin Lakes Trail jct.

PCT1302

Location: 45.257198, -121.691963
Twin Lakes Trail

PCT1303

Location: 45.264084, -121.690819
Go straight @ jct.

PCT1304

Location: 45.284290, -121.681450
Cross OR 35

PCT1305

Location: 45.321918, -121.696167
Go L @ jct.

PCT1306

Location: 45.332565, -121.711037
Keep straight to stay with PCTl; Follow spur on L to Timberline Lodge; walk down the path to visit this historic hotel; restaurant and stores inside. Amazing views of Mt. Hood, summer skiing on the glacier; huckleberries all around.

PCT1307

Location: 45.330753, -121.710953
Reach Timberline Lodge; <p></p>More PCT: <a href="http://backpacker.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?TripID=29032">Next Section</a> | <a href="http://backpacker.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?TripID=29030">Previous Section</a>

Mount Hood

Location: 45.203491, -121.749725
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Road to Mount Hood

Location: 45.333076, -121.712418
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Timberline Lodge

Location: 45.332462, -121.710884
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