Race Course
Contact Info
50 Mile Ultra Results
50 Mile Ultra Results (2004)
Oregon Road Runners Club

Directions to Start

The race starts and finishes at the Clackamas Ranger station which is close to Timothy lake. Timothy lake is located in Oregon, about 20 miles south of Mt. Hood.

To get to the start, take Hwy 26 towards Mt Hood. For out of town people getting to HWY 26 can be the hardest part. If you are coming from the airport click here for detailed instruction.

Drive past Government camp and continue south on Hwy26 ten miles past Hwy35/Hwy26 intersection to Hwy42 (also marked as Skyline Rd and Timothy Lake). The Hwy 42 turn off is close to the 66 mile mark on Hwy 26. The ranger station is 10 miles down Hwy42, 1/4 mile past Hwy42/Hwy57 intersection on Hwy42.


Forest Service Map showing roads to Timothy lake
MSN Link to Start Area
MapQuest link to Start (temporarily broken)
MapQuest Topo Map of Timothy Lake (temporarily broken)

For the middle two links above to Mapblast and Mapquest, you can enter your start address and the website will run a program to display driving directions to the race start.

If you have a GPS, set it for 45.1111 lattitude and -121.7730 longitude.

Estimated Driving Times

Government Camp, Oregon - 21 miles, 31 minutes
Sandy, Oregon - 50 miles, 1 hour 7 minutes
Hood River, Oregon - 57 miles, 1 hour 38 minutes
Portland Airport, Oregon - 70.9 miles, 1 hour 40 minutes
Portland, Oregon - 77 miles, 1 hour 47 minutes
Bend, Oregon - 104 miles, 2 hours 15 minutes
Eugene, Oregon - 175 miles, 3 hours 20 minutes
Seattle, Washington - 242.9 miles, 4 hours 33 minutes
Ashland, Oregon - 350 miles, 6 hours 11 minutes
Raliegh, North Carolina - 2860 miles, 5 days, 5 hours 11 minutes (We had four runners from North Carolina in 2000)

The above times are calculated from Micrsoft Expedia Streets & Trips 2000.

hatever you do, DON'T FOLLOW MIKE (prior RD) TO THE START! This shots shows why Mike gets the nickname Bushwhacker