Getting Here
Getting Here

Travel Information

Getting Here

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.

CAUTION: You are entering an Alpine Environment where ice, snow, and irregular conditions may exist at any time on any surface.

Road Conditions
Live Feed: US26 at Ski Bowl West
US26 at Ski Bowl West
Live Feed: US26 at G. Camp Lp Rd Camera
US26 at G. Camp Lp Rd
Live Feed: US26 EB at G. Camp Maint. West Camera
US26 EB at G. Camp Maint. West
Live Feed: US26 at G. Camp (Timberline Rd) Camera
US26 at G. Camp (Timberline Rd)
Live Feed: US26 at Trillium Lake
US26 at Trillium Lake
Live Feed: US26 EB at Hwy35
US26 EB at Hwy35
Transportation Options

From bus service along Highway 26 to ridesharing from Portland to booking a private bus for a large group, there are 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.

The Mt. Hood Express public transit bus runs is running a limited capacity and services communities along Highway 26, running from the City of Sandy east to Timberline Lodge. Just $2 each way gets you a seat. Mt Hood Express Schedule


Get There, a product of the Oregon Department of Transportation, is Oregon’s easy-to-use trip planning tool that will help you connect to transportation options including finding a carpool match, joining or starting a vanpool, finding transit options, locating bike share stations, and more!

Plug in where you want to go and we’ll show you how to GET THERE


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timberline resort shuttle

The Timberline Resort Shuttle operates daily during the winter season with service between Summit Pass in Government Camp and Timberline's Wy'East Day Lodge. Riding the shuttle is free for Timberline and Fusion season pass holders and Timberline online lift ticket holders. The shuttle offers continuous circulation - we anticipate one lap hourly but recognize factors such as road and crowd conditions will influence timing.

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 call 511.


For more information about winter travel:

ODOT Winter Travel Tips
Parking at Timberline

There are three parking lots at Timberline Lodge. Up by the main lodge, the lot is reserved for hotel guests. The two lower lots (Main Lot and Salmon River Lot) are for day visitors and employees. During the busy winter season on weekends, our parking lots fill up quickly with ski area guests. We recommend carpooling and arriving early or taking advantage of the Timberline Resort Shuttle (see above).

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.


Timberline has six EV charging stations in the Main Lot in front of the Wy'East Day Lodge. The EV parking spaces may be used by all Timberline guests, including paying customers and non-paying visitors.

  •  0.45¢ per kWh
  • 4-hour max stay
  • Vehicle must attempt to move to a non-EV spot when possible or seek the help of a parking lot attendant
  • 45-minute grace period after each 4-hour stay
  • After 45-minute grace period expires, a $5/hr idle fee will incur
  • With a FLO account, EV drivers can access stations on BC Hydro EV, ChargePoint, eCharge Network, the Electric Circuit, and Shell Recharge. Visit for more information.

The per-kWh rate and stall fee are subject to change at the discretion of ski area management.  


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.

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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

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Timberline Lodge may be booked for 1-night stays. The Lodge at Government Camp condos require a 2-night minimum.

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