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Timothy Lake Loop

  • Length:
    16 miles
  • Difficulty:
  • Nearby Cities:
    Government Camp, Welches, Rhododendron
  • Region:
    Mt. Hood / The Gorge

Trailhead Elevation: 3233 ft


In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

This trail offers 16 miles of fun single-track around beautiful Timothy Lake. This is a multiple-use trail, so expect to encounter hikers and horseback riders.

Trailhead: Drive east on Highway 26 toward Mt. Hood. About 11 miles after Government Camp, turn right on Forest Service (FS) Road 42. Go south on FS 42 to FS 57. Turn right on FS 57 to Timothy Lake. Park at the dam on the west side of the lake.

Season: Summer

Note: The Pacific Crest Trail intersects the biking trail for about 200 yards at the north end of the lake. Cyclists must walk their bikes along this section.

Download a PDF version of the route map.


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