The short but steep Timberline Glade Tr661 is best tackled as a shuttle ride, from Timberline to Gov't Camp.
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.
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.
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.
Alpine Trail 600, Crosstown Trail 755, Glade Trail 661
Bonney Meadows Trail 471, Bottle Prairie Trail 455, Boulder Lake Trail 463, Casey Creek Trail 476, Cedar Creek Trail 457, Cooks Meadow Trail 639, Dog River Trail 675, East Fork Trail 650, Eightmile Creek Trail 459, Fifteenmile Trail 456, Forest Creek Trail 473, Gumjuwac Trail 480, Gunsight Trail 485, Hidden Meadows Trail 472, Horkelia Meadows Trail 20, Knebal Springs Trail 474, Lookout Mountain Trail 450, Oak Ridge Trail 688A, Pioneer Bridle Trail 795, Pocket Creek Trail 684, Polallie Ridge Trail 643A, Sahalie Falls Trail 667C, Surveyors Ridge Trail 688, Tilly Jane Trail 643, Umbrella Falls Trail 667, Underhill Trail 683, Zig Zag Trail 678
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
Alpine Campground, Camp Creek Campground, Devils Half Acre Campground, Lost Creek Campground, McNeil Campground, Riley Campground, Still Creek Campground, Trillium Lake Campground
Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.