Southshore Trail #529

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail travels along the south of Timothy Lake. There are great views of Timothy Lake the entire way and several spectacular views of Mount Hood.  

This trail travels from it’s junction with Pacific Crest Trail #2000 along the south shore of Timothy Lake to it’s junction with Timothy Lake Trail #528 at the southwest end of Timothy Lake.  This trail passes through several campgrounds, boat ramps and beaches along the south shore of Timothy Lake.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/25/2021: Trail logged out. 07/02/20: Trail cleared.
Fees Timothy Lake area trailheads (Gone Creek, Hoodview, Oak Fork, PGE-West Dam) and day use area (Pine Point) are Concession Operated Forest Service Day Use Sites with Fees.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zig Zag Ranger District, Zig Zag Ranger Station

General Information


From Portland, OR - to the west end of the trail, take U.S. Hwy 26 40.2 miles southeast of Sandy to Skyline Road (Forest Road 42). Turn right at the sign (Forest Road 42), and continue 8.3 miles to the junction with Forest Road 57. Turn right and continue 3.6 miles to the dam. Turn right and drive 0.1 miles to a road intersection. Turn right on a gravel road and travel 0.1 miles to the Timothy Lake #528 trailhead parking area.



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