Trip Report: Tilly Jane Snowshoe - Mt Hood
Location: Tilly Jane - Mt Hood
Conditions: It was all blue skies and sunshine above the clouds
Duration: A leisurely three and a half hour round trip with snack breaks and such
Difficulty: Entry-level snowshoe, uphill on the way up, downhill on the way down!
Kid Friendly: Sure!
Pet Friendly: Yup!
For an overnight at Tilly Jane A Frame: www.recreation.gov
The Full Report:
Tilly Jane was a great early season snowshoe adventure - the trail was empty with exception of a few other snowshoers and some backcountry skiers. We arrived without expectations but were super pleased with the views and the whole experience.
Once you leave the trailhead lot, you hike uphill through some east side Douglas-fir forest before making your way into a burn. The view really opens up here as there’s no dense foliage while you continue to creep up to what was a densely forested tree-line. This is where the snow got pretty deep and we were really happy to have snowshoes on. A few others were making their way to the A-Frame for an overnight at one of the oldest structures on Mt. Hood: The Tilly Jane A-Frame.
As we continued on, we could clearly see Mt Hood in full, Rainier, St. Helens, and Adams. Super beautiful up there, and not a cloud in sight. We turned around and made our way back down to the car and into Hood River for a beer before heading back into town.
Would totally recommend and hoping to do an overnight at Tilly Jane A-Frame next time!