Snowshoeing/Cross-County Skiing Mt Hood

Snow Covered TrailMt. Hood and the surrounding area has some of the NW’s most spectacular snow shoeing.  With over 50 trials and hundreds of miles, one could spend a lifetime exploring on cross-country skis and snow shoes in this winter wonderland that is Cascades.  With fresh air, wild life, and beautiful views; this is a wonderful way to get some exercise and spend time with friends and family.   If you are a photographer, this is a fun way go get some amazing pictures.

While, one could write many a pages on a single trail, I’ll use this space to give you a short run down of a handful of popular trails with the miles of each. At the bottom of the page there are links to maps and more detailed info. And as always, winter conditions exist, so check the weather, road, and avalanche conditions before heading out.  Make sure people know where you a going, and give a time you’ll check in with them.

All trails listed are in the Mt Hood National Forest.  Sno-Park Permits may be required.  Check the links below for level of difficulty and maps.

  • Frog Lake 1.5 miles
  • Silcox Hut 2 miles
  • Crosstown Trail 3 miles
  • Tilly Jane Creek 3 miles
  • White River 3 miles
  • Mirror Lake 3 miles
  • Tom , Dick & Harry Mountain 5 miles
  • Illumination Saddle 5 miles
  • Trillium Lake Loop 5 miles
  • Gumjuwac Saddle 5 miles
  • Yellow Jacket Trail 6 miles
  • The Hogsback 6 miles
  • Cooper Spur 6 miles
  • Crater Rock 6 miles
  • Barlow Pass 6 miles
  • Twin Lakes 8 miles
  • Cloud Cap Inn 12 miles

For more information contact Mt Hood National Forest Headquarters

M-F 7:30-4:30

503 668 1700

Or USDA Forest Service  You can also check out

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