Prairie View Loop

Eugene, Oregon

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This is a good trail to take some snowshoe “newbies,” or beginners, on because of the negligible elevation gain, moderate terrain, and impressive views of the surrounding Oregon peaks. Also, even though the views of the mountains are at times stunning, you’re never far from the highway if things go wrong for some reason. The Prairie View Loop is one of those routes that makes good use of some haphazard land management. The route weaves in and out of clear cuts and regrowing logged areas and also uses logging roads for some of the trails.
Snowshoe Routes: Oregon

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Snowshoe Routes: Oregon

by Shea Andersen (The Mountaineers Books)

This is a good trail to take some snowshoe “newbies,” or beginners, on because of the negligible elevation gain, moderate terrain, and impressive views of the surrounding Oregon peaks.

Also, even though the views of the mountains are at times stunning, you’re never far from the highway if things go wrong for some reason. The Prairie View Loop is one of those routes that makes good use of some haphazard land management. The route weaves in and out of clear cuts and regrowing logged areas and also uses logging roads for some of the trails.

©  Shea Andersen/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Eugene
Distance: 5.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: December through March
Trailhead Elevation: 3,200 feet
Top Elevation: 3,350 feet
Local Contacts: Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District
Local Maps: Imus Geographics, Santiam Winter Recreation; USFS Willamette National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Prairie View Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

1/23/2007
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Good trail overall. It was our first time snowshoeing. I don't recomend the "shortcut". We took it and you miss the prairie! Also, the 2nd main turn for the creek crossing is not at the end of the road. Keep your eyes open! Otherwise you'll be following tracks all over the place. Remember, a couple of people in snowshoes make a lot tracks!



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