Getting Here
Getting Here

Getting Here

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Timberline Lodge is just over an hour drive from Portland depending on traffic and weather conditions. Timberline strongly urges you to travel safely, be prepared for inclement weather, and use caution when driving in winter weather. Check below for all of your transportation options, winter weather driving information, and parking information for your next visit up to see us.


Timberline Lodge is just a little over an hour from Portland depending on traffic and weather conditions. Timberline urges you to travel safely, be prepared, and use caution when driving in winter weather. Check below for all of your transportation options, winter weather driving information, and the Google Map to Timberline.

Detail Directions

Airport Way to I-205 S, 1.4 miles

Take Exit 22 for I-84 E/US-30 E toward The Dalles, 6.5 miles

I-84 E to Exit 16 238th Dr/Wood Village

Right onto 238th Dr (becomes 242nd Dr), 3 miles

Left onto Burnside (U-Haul rentals on the corner)

Burnside Rd turns into US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy

Follow US-26 E to the Timberline Rd, 40 miles

Pass through the towns of Sandy, Welches, and Government Camp.

Left onto Timberline Rd, 6 miles

Arrive at Timberline Lodge

Drive south on OR-35, 38.2 miles

Merge onto US-26 W/Mt Hood Hwy via ramp to Portland, 2.4 miles

Turn right onto Timberline Rd, 6 miles

Arrive at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

Drive north on I-5 N, 27.8 miles

Take exit 288 to merge onto I-205 N toward I-84/The Dalles/Seattle, 12 miles

Take exit 12 for OR-212 E/OR-224 E toward Estacada/Mt Hood, 11.5 miles

Turn right on US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy to Sandy/Mt Hood, 33.4 miles

Turn left onto Timberline Rd, 6 miles

Arrive at Timberline Lodge

Parking at Timberline

If you’re driving your own vehicle to Timberline, remember that Sno-Park Permits are required for all state-maintained parking areas in recreational areas November 1 – April 30. The funds raised by these sales supplement the snow removal budgets for these areas. All Timberline parking is maintained by the state, and therefore requires Sno-Park Permits. They are available for 1 day, 3 days, and for a full season.
Day visitors during the winter season can purchase Sno-Park Permits at any open ticket window or inside the Wy’East Day Lodge at the Guest Services Desk. They are also available at many local businesses on the way to the mountain.

Winter Driving Tips

Travelers should expect snow and ice covered roads as they travel over mountain passes. People who are unprepared for mountain travel can jeopardize their safety and the safety of others on the road. Here are some reminders to ensure everyone gets to where they are going safely:
Consider transit: Visit Mt Hood Express to learn about park and rides and schedules.
Dress for the weather: Dress in warm layers and limit exposed skin.
Drive for the conditions of the road: Adjust your speed to the road conditions.
Use chains and traction tires: When chains are required, use the next chain up area to put on your tire chains. Do not stop in highway to put on chains. Chain up areas and highway shoulders are not for recreation.
Don’t park your vehicle along the highway: abandoned or parked vehicles along the highway will be towed.
Consider your travel time: Mountain passes see the highest number of vehicles during the winter break and on weekends.
Know Before You Go: Visit TripCheck or calling 511. Here is a video about how TripCheck can help you.
For more information about winter travel: ODOT Winter Driving

Transportation Options

From bus service along Highway 26 to ridesharing from Portland to booking a private bus for a large group, there’s many different ways to get to Timberline—both in summer and winter—that don’t involve driving yourself. We’ve compiled a list of operations we know and trust. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any other information or suggestions.

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Sea To Summit

Sea to Summit provides safe, reliable and convenient express shuttle services to Mt.
Hood from downtown Portland. Experienced drivers operate comfortable, custom-equipped
4×4 vehicles with extensive rack systems for gear and studded snow tires.

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Mt. Hood Express

The Mt. Hood Express bus services communities along Highway 26, running from the City
of Sandy east to Timberline Lodge. Just $2 each way gets you a seat.

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Drive less. Connect. Rideshare

Drive less. Connect. is an easy way to share a ride to the mountain. Register free on
their site, and follow these steps:

-In your profile, click “My Locations” and choose “Add a New Location.”

-In address field, enter “Government Camp, OR.”

-In friendly name field, enter “Timberline Lodge.”

-To rideshare, click “Ride Match” and choose “Create a Trip.” You’ll be guided
through the steps. As you enter your route information, Timberline Lodge will
appear in your End Address List. If you get stuck, click “Local Support” tab
for help.

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Other Options:

Mt. Hood Airporter: Door to door van service.
Call 503-668-RIDE

Aspen Limo & Tours: Private, luxury 4x4 van transportation.
Call 503-274-9505

Martin’s Gorge Tours: Private group van transportation.
Call 503-349-1323

ecoShuttle: Low cost, reservation only, charter van/bus service.
Call 503-548-4480

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