Best Snowshoeing in Oregon

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Trillium Lake Loop


Trillium Lake is a classic winter sight, and not something you would expect to find so close to a highway. The wide sweep of the frozen lake surface lends a natural sense of drama that you might think…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 5 miles Best Trail in or - Click to view allBestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#2. Mirror Lake


Here’s a great little hike for several reasons. For starters, it’s a good alternative for those of you traveling to Mount Hood with skier friends who will be bashing their knees at the ski areas; you…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 3 miles Best Trail in or - Click to view allBestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Twin Lakes


The Twins are a lovely pair of lakes in all seasons. They are nestled down in individual basins that are well insulated from foul mountain weather and highway noise. The two lakes also make a nice day…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 8 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#4. Tom, Dick and Harry Mountain


Cross-country skiers avoid this route because it is steep, has multiple switchbacks, and often gets rutted out. This makes it a great spot for snowshoers since these difficulties seldom hinder a deter…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 5 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#5. Frog Lake


This route does a good job of clearing your head without requiring much of your legs, your preparation, or your ambition. It’s perfect for snowshoers with small children who need to get out and who wa…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 1.5 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Vista Butte


It’s not called Vista Butte for nothing: the views from atop this humble backwoods knob are indeed stunning. This route showcases the local mountains, and the sparse lodgepole pine forest makes for ea…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Sunriver, OR - Snowshoeing - 4.5 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#7. Crater Lake Loop / Rim Drive


This trip is one of Oregon’s classics, the kind that’s good to pull out of your braggart’s hat at a cocktail party. It’s a real commitment of time (allow 3 to 4 days), effort, and backcountry know-how…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Fort Klamath, OR - Snowshoeing - 33 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#8. White River


There are good reasons why this area is so popular. For starters, from the moment you get out of your car the view of Mount Hood is spectacular, and it just keeps getting better. It’s well worth the e…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#9. Crosstown Trail


Take this great short trail if the weather is inclement or if you’ve got friends headed to the Multorpor Ski Area but you’d rather be out on your webs. It’s short enough that you’ll get a good snows…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#10. South Sister


Here’s a test of your quadriceps. This potentially grueling climb up the southernmost peak in the Three Sisters Wilderness is a great springtime snowshoe outing. From the summit of South Sister you’ve…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Bend, OR - Snowshoeing - 10 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#11. Cooper Spur


Here’s another trip on Mount Hood’s east side that can either be a grueling push from freezing level or an exhilarating jaunt from a camp at Cloud Cap. You will travel way into the alpine backcountr…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Snowshoeing - 4 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#12. Diamond Peak Wilderness Area Trails


An 8,744-foot cascade volcano, Diamond Peak dominates this wilderness, although four other mountains here rise above 7,000 feet. The peak is surrounded by several sizable glacial lakes like Crescent,…
From the guidebook "Oregon's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide"
Bend, OR - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 40.8 miles
Published by Westcliffe Publishers

#13. Lake of the Woods / High Lakes Trail


In the summertime hikers and mountain bikers flock to this popular trail than runs through meadows of wildflowers. In the wintertime the scene changes dramatically; a hiker’s eyes are lifted from the…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Medford, OR - Snowshoeing - 9 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#14. Barlow Pass


This route is a great cross-country hike that uses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. In crossing from Twin Lakes over to the Barlow Pass area, you’ll see a lot of the rugged wilderness for whic…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Snowshoeing - 6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#15. Broken Top


It’s a long but utterly beautiful haul into the crater area of Broken Top, and it’s worth every step. Oregon’s mountains are formed almost exclusively by volcanic action, and getting a close look at B…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Bend, OR - Snowshoeing - 10 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#16. Cloud Cap Inn


If you take the Tilly Jane Trail to the Cloud Cap Inn, you’ll encounter about 100 yards of relatively flat terrain on this trip—and that’s in the parking lot. Otherwise plan on a lot of uphill on the…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Hood River, OR - Snowshoeing - 12 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#17. Edison Butte - AC/DC Shelter


The Edison Butte Trails are relatively recent additions to the already dense central Oregon trails network. But you’ll soon see why locals love them. For one, they take pressure off of the busy trails…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Bend, OR - Snowshoeing - 5.7 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#18. Maiden Peak


When asked to recommend a solid, challenging route near Willamette Pass, I’ll always answer “Maiden Peak!” This is a tough route, one that should not be undertaken lightly. It’s one of those trips tha…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Snowshoeing - 16 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#19. Todd Lake


This well-hidden gem of a lake is well worth the routefinding it might take to get to it. You’ll find Todd Lake tucked neatly away in a deep, wide basin. Because it’s off the outer ring of cross-cou…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Oregon"
Bend, OR - Snowshoeing - 6.5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#20. Umpqua Hot Springs


A series of soaking pools atop a 100-foot terrace that overlooks the North Umpqua River. Few hot springs in the Pacific Northwest are as scenic as Umpqua. Over thousands of years the mineral water on…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Roseburg, OR - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Scenic Drives, Snowshoeing - 0.6 mile
Published by Falcon Guides