White River

Government Camp, Oregon

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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 extra weight in your pack to carry a camera, because you’ll be facing Oregon’s biggest peak squarely for almost the entire route. The White River Sno-Park is also uniquely positioned to give you access to several winter playgrounds on the south side of Mount Hood. The trail from the parking lot is heavily used on weekends and holidays. But if you keep on walking, you should notice that the traffic fades significantly after about a half mile.

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"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 extra weight in your pack to carry a camera, because you’ll be facing Oregon’s biggest peak squarely for almost the entire route.

The White River Sno-Park is also uniquely positioned to give you access to several winter playgrounds on the south side of Mount Hood. The trail from the parking lot is heavily used on weekends and holidays. But if you keep on walking, you should notice that the traffic fades significantly after about a half mile."

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Government Camp
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: December through March
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,800 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Hood National Forest, Bear Springs Work Center
Local Maps: Green Trails 462, Mount Hood; USGS Mount Hood South; USFS Mount Hood National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to White River

Recent Trail Reviews

1/4/2011
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Great trail that offers good views of Mount Hood. It's nice because you can either hike out in the open expanse next to the river, or head up in the trees for some different scenery. It is an out and back trail that is pretty easy to navigate due to the fact that you parallel the river the whole time.



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May 2018