Timberline Glade Tr661

3D view of Timberline Glade Trail #661

Overall: 4

Aerobic: 5

Technical: 5

Steepness: 6

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 40%

The short but steep Timberline Glade Tr661 is best tackled as a shuttle ride, from Timberline to Gov't Camp.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 7.5mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:4000'
Avg Ascent:1800'

Ascent Incline

7%

Duration

Avg: 1.5hr

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A 4.5mi road climb for 2mi of often doubletrack descent may not seem like a great bargain, yet Glade Tr661 is popular and gets a lot of use.

At 14%, the descent is steep, and somewhat technical if only because of the speed potential, with seasonal erosion keeping things interesting.

Glade Tr661 tempts the rider to get out of control..

Timberline Glade Trail can be combined with Pioneer Bridal Tr795 with a shuttle.

Nearby Oak Ridge Tr688A offers more interesting downhill and a similar road climb access, for those seeking something more substantial than the Glade Tr661 loop.

Glade Tr661 gets a lot of use, so may become difficult in wet weather.

Directions: See Map. Start in Gov't camp from the Crosstown Tr755 TH or shuttle. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Loop Directions

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Timberline Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the Crosstown Tr755 THView of the Timberline Crosstown TH
    View of the Timberline Crosstown TH
    , climb 500' then go right to FR2645 and ascend to the Alpine Tr600 intersection.
  • 4.5mi: At the sharp righthand corner, go left onto Alpine Tr600, then go right, around the building and over to Glade Tr661 for the bombing run. Watch for jumps and waterbars and try to keep the speed under control.
  • 6.6mi: Go left onto Crosstown Tr755 and ride back to the TH, or go right and ride some or all of Pioneer Bridle Tr795 OAB.

 

 

Mount Hood Wilderness Hiking

Timberline Trail 600, Pacific Crest Trail 2000-G and surrounding trails form a hub and spoke trail system around Mount Hood in classic Pacific Northwest trails circumnavigating Mount Hood with alpine vistas, waterfalls, alpine meadows and west side Cascade forest.

This section of the Pacific Crest Trail extends from Barlow Pass to Lolo Pass, with Timberline Trail 600 surrounding the north and east sides of Mount Hood at the treeline, from Yocum Ridge to Timberline Lodge.

Timberline Trail 600 was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, with challenging glacial-fed drainages crossing Newton, Coe, Muddy Fork, Sandy and White Rivers.

Wilderness permits are required and locator beacons are suggested. Mount Hood Summit info.

The large Area Maps on the following pages cover most of this trail system Tilly Jane Trail 643, East Fork Trail 650, Sahalie Falls Trail 667C, Pioneer Bridle Trail 795.

Hidden Lake Tr779 ascends to a small wooded lake through rhododendron bushes, with a challenging 12mi loop created by combining Hidden Lake Tr779 with the Pacific Crest Tr2000 for 2.4mi, then returning 5.6mi on Paradise Park Tr778.

The Riley Horse Camp is the trailhead for the Cast Creek, Horseshoe Ridge and Sandy River trails.

Zigzag Mountain Tr775 is the primary east-west connector from FR18 to Pacific Crest Tr2000, with two abandoned lookout sites alongside the trail.

Paradise Park Tr778 is a steady ascent along a forested ridge above the north side of the Zigzag River, eventually accessing Pacific Crest Tr2000 and the Paradise Park alpine meadow with views of Mount Hood.

Yocum Ridge Tr771 ascends to one of the most pristine, fragile and accessible alpine meadows in the Mount Hood Wilderness. Hike 4mi from the Ramona Falls Trailhead to the western Yocum Ridge Tr771 terminus.

Vista Ridge Tr626 is one of the shorter routes to Timerline Tr600 and can be combined with the Eden Park loop. Popular destinations from the Timerline Tr600 intersection include Elk Cove, Barrett Spur, Eden Park, Cairn Basin and Wy'east Basin

The very popular Ramona Falls Tr797 is accessed from Sandy River Tr770 and leads to a very popular falls area, with views of volcanic debris along the way. The Sandy river has a footbridge from Spring to Fall.

Horseshoe Ridge Tr774 western trailhead is 500 feet before the entrance into Riley Campground and starts with the 'Old Maid Flat' area, prior to crossing Lost Creek. The trail enters alpine forest and can be looped with Cast Creek Tr773.

Trail Index

This Ride

Alpine Trail 600, Crosstown Trail 755, Glade Trail 661

Mount Hood Wilderness Hiking

Burnt Lake South Trail 772, Hidden Lake Trail 779, Horseshoe Ridge Trail 774, Mazama Trail 625, McGee Creek Trail 627, Mt Hood Summit Route, Pacific Crest Trail 2000-G, Paradise Park Trail 778, Ramona Falls Trail 797, Sandy River Trail 770, Timberline Trail 600, Vista Ridge Trail 626, West Zigzag Trail 789, Yocum Ridge Trail 771, Zigzag Mountain Trail 775

Campgrounds

Alpine Campground, Camp Creek Campground, Devils Half Acre Campground, Lost Creek Campground, McNeil Campground, Riley Campground, Still Creek Campground, Trillium Lake Campground

 

Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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