Best Cross-Country Skiing in Oregon

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

  • #1 Trillium Lake Basin

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    Trillium Lake Basin, easily reached from Portland, is Mount Hood’s most well-known cross-country ski destination. A stunning view of Mount Hood from Trillium Lake Dam highlights any tour in the ...
    •  12 miles
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    Trillium Lake Basin, easily reached from Portland, is Mount Hood’s most well-known cross-country ski destination. A stunning ...

  • #2 Pocket Creek

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A mix of beginner and intermediate trails contribute to Pocket Creek’s popularity. Magnificent Mount Hood views that can be reached with minimal effort add to the allure. Options include out-and-back ...
    •  10 miles
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    A mix of beginner and intermediate trails contribute to Pocket Creek’s popularity. Magnificent Mount Hood views that can ...

  • #3 Banks-Vernonia State Trail

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    Banks, OR

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 miles east of the coastal town of Seaside. Both trail endpoints—at Banks ...
    •  21 miles
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    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 ...

  • #4 OC&E–Woods Line State Trail by Klamath Rails-to-Trails Group

    1 Reviews

    Klamath Falls, OR

    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, skateboarders, and other nonmotorized travelers have one thing in ...
    •  98 miles
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    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, ...

  • #5 Teacup Lake

    1 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    The trails at Teacup Lake are an excellent example of what volunteers can do. The Teacup Lake chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club developed and maintains 20 kilometers of groomed trails at what ...
    •  5.6 miles
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    The trails at Teacup Lake are an excellent example of what volunteers can do. The Teacup Lake chapter of the Oregon Nordic ...

  • #6 Cooper Spur

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    Cross-country trails near the Cooper Spur Ski Area on the northeast side of Mount Hood are appreciated for generally clear weather and views of Mount Hood’s north side. Well-known tours from ...
    •  14 miles
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    Cross-country trails near the Cooper Spur Ski Area on the northeast side of Mount Hood are appreciated for generally clear ...

  • #7 Badger Creek Wilderness Area Trails

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This 24,000-acre wilderness, just east of OR 35 south of Hood River, provides outstanding views of its nationally famous neighbor, Mount Hood. But it’s not just Hood that is visible from the ...
    •  13.25 miles
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    This 24,000-acre wilderness, just east of OR 35 south of Hood River, provides outstanding views of its nationally famous ...

  • #8 Mount Hood Wilderness Area Trails

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Given its overall majestic appearance, combined with good year-round access from Portland, Oregon’s largest city, it’s not surprising that this is one of the most popular wilderness areas in ...
    •  50.8 miles
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    Given its overall majestic appearance, combined with good year-round access from Portland, Oregon’s largest city, it’s not ...

  • #9 Spout Springs

    1 Reviews

    Tollgate, OR

    The Spout Springs Ski Area in the Blue Mountains northeast of Pendleton has a rich history of cross-country skiing. Unfortunately, hard times hit this ski resort in the 1990s. Wind-storm damage ...
    •  4.5 miles
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    The Spout Springs Ski Area in the Blue Mountains northeast of Pendleton has a rich history of cross-country skiing. Unfortunately, ...

  • #10 Umpqua Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Roseburg, OR

    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 ...
    •  0.6 miles
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    A series of soaking pools atop a 100-foot terrace that overlooks the North Umpqua River. Few hot springs in the Pacific Northwest ...

  • #11 Odell Lake

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    Eugene, OR

    Odell Lake Lodge is Oregon’s only winter resort catering almost exclusively to cross-country skiers. Sunshine, spectacular lake views just out the door, a restaurant noted for excellent food, ...
    •  6 miles
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    Odell Lake Lodge is Oregon’s only winter resort catering almost exclusively to cross-country skiers. Sunshine, spectacular ...

  • #12 Dutchman Flat

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    Bend, OR

    Dutchman Flat, in the high Cascades southwest of Bend, offers eye-popping views of Mount Bachelor, the Three Sisters, and Broken Top. Skiers from around the state come for the mix of marked ski ...
    •  6.5 miles
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    Dutchman Flat, in the high Cascades southwest of Bend, offers eye-popping views of Mount Bachelor, the Three Sisters, and ...

  • #13 Government Camp

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    Government Camp, OR

    Fifty miles southeast of Portland, Government Camp packs restaurants, lodging, shops, mountain views, and a network of ungroomed ski trails into a small area. Some trails are within walking distance ...
    •  3.5 miles
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    Fifty miles southeast of Portland, Government Camp packs restaurants, lodging, shops, mountain views, and a network of ungroomed ...

  • #14 Ray Benson

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    Sisters, OR

    Twelve miles of ungroomed ski trails create a variety of loops east of Ray Benson Sno-Park, which is just south of Santiam Pass. The trails are popular and a ski track is usually broken. They ...
    •  9.7 miles
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    Twelve miles of ungroomed ski trails create a variety of loops east of Ray Benson Sno-Park, which is just south of Santiam ...

  • #15 Hoodoo

    1 Reviews

    Sisters, OR

    Groomed Nordic trails at Hoodoo Ski Area are a good option for Willamette Valley skiers reluctant to make the long drive to better-known ski areas. Hoodoo Ski Area’s two trail systems are separated ...
    •  5 miles
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    Groomed Nordic trails at Hoodoo Ski Area are a good option for Willamette Valley skiers reluctant to make the long drive ...

  • #16 Bagby Trail #544

    6 Reviews

    Mount Hood National Forest, OR

    Bagby Trail #544 is a hiking trail in Clackamas County and Marion County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest, Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area, Opal Creek Wilderness Area, and ...
    •  11.4 miles

    Bagby Trail #544 is a hiking trail in Clackamas County and Marion County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest, ...

  • #17 Billy Bob

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    Dufur, OR

    The open forests east of Mount Hood lie in the mountain’s rain shadow and often experience clear weather even when rain clouds shroud the mountain. Cross-country skiers are discovering an area ...
    •  8 miles
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    The open forests east of Mount Hood lie in the mountain’s rain shadow and often experience clear weather even when rain clouds ...

  • #18 Grouse Gap

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    Ashland, OR

    Mount Ashland, Oregon’s highest peak west of the Cascades, sits in the eastern Siskiyou Mountains, 4 miles north of the California border. The Siskiyou Crest across Ashland’s summit divides two ...
    •  6.7 miles
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    Mount Ashland, Oregon’s highest peak west of the Cascades, sits in the eastern Siskiyou Mountains, 4 miles north of the California ...

  • #19 Crater Lake National Park Area Trails

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    Klamath Falls, OR

    Crater lake is one of the crown jewels of the Oregon Cascades. The lake is 1,932 feet in depth, making it the deepest in the United States and the seventh deepest in the world. No one who looks ...
    •  9.5 miles
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    Crater lake is one of the crown jewels of the Oregon Cascades. The lake is 1,932 feet in depth, making it the deepest in ...

  • #20 North Fork Umatilla Wilderness Area Trails

    1 Reviews

    Pendleton, OR

    This wilderness was established by the 1984 Oregon Wilderness Act to protect the highquality waters of the North Fork of the Umatilla and its important anadromous fish runs, including steelhead. ...
    •  6.2 miles
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    This wilderness was established by the 1984 Oregon Wilderness Act to protect the highquality waters of the North Fork of ...