Activities and Amenities
Attention : The cabin is not available for ''W'' walk up visitation as noted in the availability section. Do not expect to walk up and stay overnight! ALL overnight stays require that a reservation be made at least 2 days in advance of your expected stay. Once a reservation is made, the door lock code will be included in the Reservation Confirmation e-mail within the Security Alerts section.
TILLY JANE A-FRAME, OR
part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewThe Tilly Jane A-Frame is an ideal getaway for individuals, groups and families who enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The facility is one of the oldest structures on Mt. Hood and is a popular cabin used by winter recreationists. Peak season for use of the cabin is usually December through March. It provides access to scenic terrain, specifically hiking, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing activities.
During the summer months the A-Frame is easily accessed by taking a short quarter mile walk through the Tilly Jane Campground. During the winter months, it serves as a winter retreat for persons hardy enough to make the effort to get to the cabin from the Tilly Jane Sno-Park. Winter conditions often exist for nine months of the year. Visitors can ski to the cabin following a 9 mile gently sloping road or climb the historic Tilly Jane ski trail which is roughly 2.7 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,900 feet. Skis or snowshoes are highly recommended!
Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety. Backcountry travel experience is highly recommended.
The A-Frame is located high on the north side of Mt. Hood at an elevation of 5,900 feet. It is one of five structures within the Cloud Cap/Tilly Jane Historic District. It was built in the late 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was used extensively by the American Legion in its early days. The facility is surrounded by old growth trees and is roughly 1,000 feet below tree line. It is operated and maintained by the all-volunteer, Oregon Nordic Club, under permit from the Forest Service. A cook shed is adjacent to the A-Frame, but has been condemned by the Forest Service.
Visitors must hike, snowshoe or ski to the facility during the winter months. During the summer season, it is possible to drive up and walk to the structure. Multiple trails can be accessed from the A-Frame, some of which are well marked and others covered by snow for most of the year.
The 24-by-48, two story structure has a sleeping loft, accessed by a ladder that can accommodate up to 20 people. More than one group may reserve the facility at the same time. It is equipped with two picnic tables, benches, a few chairs and a wood stove for heating and boiling/melting snow.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Hood River, OR – South on Hwy 35 for 8.5 miles, past the Hood River Ranger Station. Look for the Cooper Spur Inn sign and turn right off Hwy 35 (just North of Olallie trailhead). Drive Forest Road 3512, to Cooper Spur Inn. Turn left onto the Cloud Cap/Tilly Jane Road #3512. The first trailhead is just past the intersection with Cooper Spur ski area, with parking on the right and the trail head on the left side of the road. This is the trailhead used for winter travel. Cloud Cap/Tilly Jane Road #3512 is gated/locked and not plowed in winter. In summer months, continue up the long winding Road #3512, veering left onto Road 630 near the top. Taking a right will lead you to the Cloud Cap and Snowshoe hut structures. Park at the Tilly Jane Campground (NW Forest Pass required or parking permits available on site) and take the Tilly Jane Trail, 600B, a quarter mile to its intersection with the Tilly Jane A-Frame.
Mailing Address:TILLY JANE A-FRAME
C/O Hood River Ranger Station - 6780 Highway 35
Parkdale OR 97041
Phone Number:Project Office: (541)352-6002
E-mail questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org This account is managed by the Oregon Nordic Club