Timothy Lake Trail #528
ElevationAscent: 918' 280 m
Descent: -982' -299 m
High: 3,439' 1,048 m
Low: 3,237' 987 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Timothy Lake Loop
11.7 mi 18.8 km • Loop • 1,089 ft Ascent 331.96 m Ascent
Singletrack Government Camp, OR( 3 )
Serene Lake Loop
11.9 mi 19.1 km • Loop • 2,706 ft Ascent 824.82 m Ascent
Singletrack Mount Hood Village, OR( 1 )
Mirror Lake to Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain
8.3 mi 13.4 km • Out and Back • 1,551 ft Ascent 472.63 m Ascent
Singletrack Government Camp, OR( 13 )
Ramona Falls Loop
7.3 mi 11.7 km • Loop • 1,006 ft Ascent 306.62 m Ascent
Singletrack Mount Hood Village, OR( 21 )
Bull of the Woods Lookout
6.1 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 1,780 ft Ascent 542.64 m Ascent
Singletrack Mill City, OR( 5 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
Run this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“Timothy Lake Trail surrounds the lake shore on three sides and detours around rather than through the south campgrounds.”— Kathleen Walker
Start at the Little Crater Lake Campground Dayuse area. Head to the end of Little Crater Lake Trail #500 and turn left on the PCT #2000. Continue for 1/3 of a mile to the junction with Timothy Lake Trail #528 and turn right (west). The trail travels away from the lake and over a bridge for 0.8 miles to the renovated North Arm Campground along the lake. Cross the campground loop road twice heading away from the lake.
Continue south past North Arm Campground above the lake. At milepost 3 is Meditation Point Trail, on your left (east) to some campsites. The trail continues south through the forest well away from the lakeshore, crossing a bridge and and heading down towards Dinger Creek. At the creek there is another large bridge and the trail is back on the shoreline again. Follow the trail another 1/3 of a mile to the Westshore Dayuse Area, south to Road 57 and cross over the dam.
At the east end of the dam, turn right on Forest Road 5740 and take an immediate left on a gated road as it climbs towards a water tower and microwave site, following the signs to Timothy Lake Trail. Follow the trail southeast and it crosses Road 57 just east of Hoodview Campground. At the intersection with Southshore Trail #529, turn right (east) to stay on Timothy Lake Trail. Follow the trail along the undeveloped lakeshore section till it comes to another Southshore Trail #529 junction that takes you towards campgrounds. Stay to the right on Timothy Lake Trail as it heads to the south of Gone Creek and Oak Fork campground but stays north of Road 57. The trail will cross both of the campground entrance roads. A 1/4 mile later, you come to the junction with the Miller Trail #534, Timothy Lake makes a hard left turn and crosses the Southshore Trail junction before crossing a large bridge and ending at the PCT#2000.
Land Manager: USFS - Mt. Hood National Forest - Zigzag Ranger Distict