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Tilly Jane Ski Trail #643

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 4.5 (2)

A steady trail up to Tilly Jane through a burn area offering little shade but lots of views.


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

5,718' 1,743 m

High

3,838' 1,170 m

Low

1,880' 573 m

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Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

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Need to Know

A Sno-Park pass is needed Nov 1 to Apr 30, a Discover Pass is needed the rest of the time to park.

Description

This trail starts from the Cloud Cap Road #3512 about a hundred feet from the paved Cooper Spur Road #620. There is a small amount of parking on Cloud Cap Road, an information kiosk, and a wilderness registration box. A lot more parking is available on the Cooper Spur Road. There are occasional blue diamond blazes along this trail.

The trail begins as a wide dirt pathway with limited elevation gain in a dense forest. Some muddy areas have logs across them. You'll come to an intersection with the Polallie Ridge Trail #643A. After that the trail begins a steady, unrelenting climb on dusty singletrack. After about a mile the trail enters a burn area. You'll start having awesome views of Hood, but won't have any shade again until you get to the Tilly Jane A Frame - bring your sunscreen!

As the trail climbs you'll have excellent views of Mt Adams and decent views of Helens, Rainier, and even the distant Olympics on a clear enough day. The trail ends at the Tilly Jane area, with access to Tilly Jane Trail #600A, on to the Timberline Trail #600, and the Polallie Ridge Trail #643A which you can take down to form a loop.

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Karl W

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Clear views to Mt Adams on clear spring day
May 12, 2019 near Governm…, OR
No shade, but awesome views of Mt Hood
May 12, 2019 near Governm…, OR
Mt Adams through the burn
May 12, 2019 near Governm…, OR
Checking out the snack situation
May 12, 2019 near Governm…, OR

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May 11, 2019
Karl W