Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
13.00 mi (20.92 km)
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The Timothy Lake Loop Trail is a 13-mile total tour of the lake.  Throughout the relatively level hike you'll stay very close to the shoreline, cross streams and catch tremendous views of Mount Hood.  If the Loop Trail is too long, there are several shorter options: the Miller Trail leaves from the lake's south shore and leads 2.3 miles to the spectacularly tranquil Clackamas Lake, and a 4.4 mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail leads from the Oak Fork Campground to Little Crater Lake.  This hike is a little more strenuous, but the views are terrific and there are plenty of swimming opportunities.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Numerous camping options, both established and primitive. Mt. Hood views. No elev. gain.

Cons

Very long day hike to complete entire loop.

Trailhead Elevation

3,280.00 ft (999.74 m)

Net Elevation Gain

20.00 ft (6.10 m)

Features

Big vistas

Suitable for

Biking
Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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