Note: Forest Road 3512 is narrow and winding and may require a high-clearance or 4WD vehicle.This campground is subject to early closure or late opening due to snow.
Campground is wheelchair accessible.
At a Glance
Cloud Cap Road is OPEN. Tilly Jane campground can also be accessed via the Tilly Jane hiking trail.
Tilly Jane campground is CLOSED
Camping: $15/night for single unit, $8/night for extra vehicle
Trailhead day use fee: $5/vehicle/day from May 15th to October 1st.
Wilderness permits are required. Permits are free and self-issued at the Climbers' Registration box on the Tilly Jane Trail. This trail heads towards Timberline Trail. Hike out of the campground past the guard station over Tilly Jane creek past the ampitheater. Follow the trail signs, the permit box is just up the trail a few yards.
From Hood River, travel south on Highway 35 approximately 1.5 miles past the forest boundary to Forest Road 3510. Follow 3510 northwest, then southwest, to Forest Road 3512. Follow 3512 west as it winds around several miles to the campground.
Hiking trails from the campground lead into the wilderness, branching out into an extensive trail network. Another trail outside the wilderness leads downstream along the creek. You cannot reach the summit of Mount Hood by hiking; it is a technical climb to the top.
Hiking trails from the campground lead into the wilderness. See backpacking description