Trillium Lake Winter Trail

Distance: 4.5 Miles or 3.6 Miles Hike Type: Loop or Out-And-Back Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 230’ Trail Condition: Usually packed down, wide and easy to follow Activity on Trail: Snowshoe or Cross Country (XC) Ski or Micro-Spikes Trail Highlights: View of Mount Hood, Trillium Lake, hills, lots of space to hang out around the lake, right off Highway 26 Trailhead(s): Trillium Lake Trailhead Fees: Sno-Park Parking … Continue reading Trillium Lake Winter Trail

Elk Meadows Winter Trail

Distance: 6 Miles Hike Type: Lollipop-Loop Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Gain: 1,055’ Trail Condition: Not groomed, but may be packed down (we broke trail this day though) Trail Activities: Snowshoe, Cross Country (XC) Ski, Splitboard/Tour Trail Highlights: Views of Mount Hood and Elk Meadows, Elk Meadows shelter, switchbacks, creek and bridge crossing, restrooms at trailhead, can buy Sno-Park pass at parking lot, narrow trail at … Continue reading Elk Meadows Winter Trail

Silcox Hut Winter Trail + History

UPDATED: 02/11/2020 Distance: 2.6 Miles Hike Type: Out-and-Back Difficulty: Easy to Moderate/Difficult Moderate Elevation Gain: 1,080′ – 1,120′ Trail Condition: Groomed and Not groomed Trail Activities: Snowshoe, Splitboard, Tour, Micro-Spikes Trail Highlights: Views of from 6,950’+ of Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Sisters and central Oreogn. Silcox hut, can snowboard/ski down (with a pass), can travel another 1,000’ up to Palmer Lift Trailhead(s): First parking lot on … Continue reading Silcox Hut Winter Trail + History

Edin Lake Winter Trail

Distance: 2.7 Miles Hike Type: Lolli-Pop Loop Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 292’ Trail Condition: Not Groomed Trail Activities: Snowshoe, Cross Country (XC) Ski, Micro-Spikes Trail Highlights: Frozen lake, view of Wy’East (Mt. Hood) on a clear day Trailhead(s): Maggie’s Trail #753 Fees: There are a couple of free parking spots near this trailhead, or you can find regular parking in Government Camp Shoe Gear Needed: Microspikes, … Continue reading Edin Lake Winter Trail

Paradise in Mount Rainier NP Winter Trails

Panorama Point Trail – Distance: 4.5 Miles RT Hike Type: Out & Back Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 1,600 FT Fees: NPS Fee- $25 Per Car Dogs-Allowed: No Crowd Level: Busy, but crowds thin out the higher you go Trail Conditions: Not groomed Trail Activities: Snowshoe, Splitboard, Tour Glacier Vista Trail – Distance: 3 Miles RT Hike Type: Out & Back Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 1,000 … Continue reading Paradise in Mount Rainier NP Winter Trails

Tamanawas Falls

UPDATED: 02-18-2020 Distance: 3.6 Miles Hike Type: Out & Back Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 590 Feet Trail Conditions: Summer: maintained, Winter: not groomed Trailhead(s): Tamanawas Falls Trailhead Fees: Summer: NW Forest Pass or A.T.B Pass, Winter: Sno-Park Pass Dogs Allowed: Yes, on leash Crowd Level: Crowded Type of Shoe Needed: Summer, Fall, Spring: Tennis Shoes – although it could be muddy in spring and fall. Winter: Snowshoes or Micro … Continue reading Tamanawas Falls

Mirror Lake Winter Trail

Distance: 4.4 Miles Hike Type: Out & Back Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: 640′ Trailhead(s): Mirror Lake Trailhead Trail Highlights: Frozen lake, view of Mount Hood on a clear day, designated camp spots Trail Condition: Packed down Trail Activities: Snowshoes and Micro-Spikes Fees: Sno*Park Pass Dogs Allowed: Yes, if the dog can be in snow for a couple hours at time Crowd Level: Busy during weekends, Quiet during weekdays … Continue reading Mirror Lake Winter Trail

Grouse Mountain Winter Trails

Snowshoe Grind – Distance: 4.3 Miles RT Hike Type: Out and Back Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 705′ Dogs-Allowed: No Dogs Allowed Crowd Level: Moderate Blue Grouse Loop – Distance: 1 mile RT Hike Type: Loop Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: None Fees: Skyride Ticket & Parking Feed Crowd Level: Moderate Light Walk – Distance: 0.3 miles RT Hike Type: Loop Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: None Fees: … Continue reading Grouse Mountain Winter Trails

Artist Point & Huntoon Point Winter Trails

Distance: 4 – 6 Miles RT Hike Type: Out & Back Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Gain: 1,000′ to Artist Point & 1,300ish’ to Huntoon Point Trail Conditions: Not groomed, in avalanche country Trail Activities: Snowshoe, Splitboard, Tour Fees: None Dogs-Allowed: Depends, if the dog can be in snow for hours at a time Crowd Level: Crowded Winter has always been my least favorite season growing … Continue reading Artist Point & Huntoon Point Winter Trails