TILLY JANE GUARD STATION

Parkdale , CA
  • Cabins

About

Tilly Jane Guard Station is an ideal getaway for individuals and families who enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It is one of the oldest structures on Mt. Hood and provides shelter for warmth and an escape from the elements while participating in a variety of activities, specifically winter-related recreation. During the winter months it serves as a winter retreat for visitors hardy enough to access the cabin from the Tilly Jane Sno-Park. Guests can access the cabin following a 9-mile, gently sloping road, or via the historic Tilly Jane Ski Trail, which is roughly 2.7 miles with an elevation gain of 1,900 feet. Skis with skins or snowshoes are highly recommended and travelers should be prepared for extreme weather conditions. The TJ Ski Trail is poorly marked due to the 2008 Gnarl Ridge Fire so be on notice. Guests should be experienced in backcountry travel and survival skills. Guests must also bring several of their own amenities. The Guard Station can only be accessed by skis or snowshoes. Tent camping is not allowed at the facility. Please call the Oregon Nordic Club at (541) 296-4837 for the combination code to access the cabin. Access is via a second story locked snow door. You will need a headlamp and may be required to dig out the front door before fully opening the cabin. Detailed check in/check out procedures are located in the kitchen. No dogs are allowed. This is the Tilly Jane Guard Station, not the Tilly Jane A-Frame. Drinking water is not available; melt snow or access water via Tilly Creek (all water should be treated). Guest access is via the 9-mile gently sloping road or hiking the Tilly Jane Trail, a 2.7 mile climb with a 1,900 feet. elevation gain. Both are good runs for moderate skiers. Be prepared for extreme winter weather conditions; guests should be experienced in back country travel and survival skills. A permit is required to park at Tilly Jane Sno-Park; these can be purchased at the Hood River Ranger Station or at several other locations in the Columbia Gorge Area. Learn more about the Mt. Hood National Forest Visit the ONC-Portland chapter site for more information. Under the Tilly Jane drop down you will find Common Questions and Answers along with other useful information. Don’t Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Essentials

  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood
  • Food Locker
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom

TILLY JANE GUARD STATION

C/O Hood River Ranger Station 6780 Hwy 35, Parkdale , Oregon, 97041

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