15 miles
Distance
322 ft
Climb
-4,627 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Some trails have historic significance while others are fun to ride, but rarely are the two combined. This trail not only highlights some critical moments in Oregon’s history but it is also a blast, starting at treeline on the state’s most iconic mountain and descending 4,400’ through an increasingly lush landscape. The Mt. Hood Express, which comes equipped with a bike trailer, brings you to Timberline Lodge, built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). After a quick coffee in the lodge (or lunch, what’s the rush?), the trail starts with a flowing descent, twisting and turning through the trees at a moderate grade. Six miles in you’ll jump on the Pioneer Bridle Trail, which was the final overland route for the Oregon Trail pioneers and their oxen-driven wagons. 150 years later, the route is now an engaging piece of singletrack that is alternately loamy and rocky, challenging you at every turn.

Local Trail Association
Northwest Trail Alliance (nw-trail.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

Comments


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Timberline To Rhododendron shuttle mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,305 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,634 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,938 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,634 ft
  • Grade
    -5.341%
  • Grade max
    -31.185%
  • Grade min
    21.661%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,641 ft
no votes yet
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      VOTR Timberline to Town
      VOTR Timberline to Town
      trail: TLine2Town
      7:48 | 189 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 18, 2018
      timberline, t2t, Mt. Hood, Oregon, Portland
      Mt Hood - TLine2Town
      Mt Hood - TLine2Town
      trail: TLine2Town
      622 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 3, 2017
      T-line to town
      T-line to town
      trail: TLine2Town
      0:59 | 225 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 6, 2016
      Clips from tline to town

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Cross Town Connector
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 10:19am
      Dec 2, 2018
      TLine2Town
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 4:13pm
      Oct 28, 2018
      One down tree in the middle of the ride. Many puddles about.
      Lower Pioneer Bridal Trail
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:32pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      Very firm.
      Pioneer Bridal Trail
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:30pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      It's hard to imagine it gets better than this.
      more reports »
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.