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Motorcycle Roads Timothy Lake Cutoff14   in Oregon Oregon26 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Timothy Lake Cutoff

By Air Race Addict
on July 30, 2013

0.0out of 5

3 Riders rated


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Written Directions

Driving from Estacada, follow Highway 224 past the Ranger Station near the first turnoff to Timothy Lake. Stay on 224 for APPROX another 25 miles. Turn North on NF42. This will take you over a pass that has one of the finest National Forest roads you will ever find.


Creek running along road. Single lane PAVED! with plenty of turnouts for traffic in both directions. Driving South to North you will get a great view of Mt. Hood as you come around several of the corners. Spectacular!

Road Quality

Lots of lower speed twisties but a road surface like glass. It will seem like you are riding through a beautiful park.

Roadside Amenities

NONE! There is no gas between Estacada and Detroit. No food service either. Start with a full tank from Estacada, Detroit, Portland, or Hood River.

Additional Info

This is probably closed in the winter. Watch out of deer and other large animals. Just a decent cruise through the National Forest.

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By nwnoodle
on June 1, 2016 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport

Rode this stretch today. A beautiful route but the ride was marred by a lot of lumber debris. Trees fallen across the road and driven over, branches, even some type of burned up machinery remnants in the middle of the road.

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By CascadiaRider
on June 13, 2015 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I started the road from Highway 26 and was impressed with both the beauty of the area and the quality of the road. It's two lanes until shortly after Clackamas Lake and the Pacific Crest Trail. Once you hit the single lane section you'll likely not see many other people. Watch for deer if you're riding this around sunrise or sunset!

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By mackdaddy
on June 1, 2016 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda CBR600RR

Motorcycle Type Sport

Oddly enough I also rode this route today. I road from Government Camp down 26 to this route, then over to Estacada then back north. I think the route was amazing. As already noted though, there is down timber on the road that someone with a chainsaw and a couple minutes just needs to go through clear off. So be careful and don't bomb through the turns.

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