Some of the best snowshoeing found anywhere is located up at Mount Hood, which is Portland’s closest and most endeared mountain. White River Sno Park features sweeping views of the White River Canyon and Mount Hood, which can be seen throughout the route, even from the parking area. It is one of the most popular stops on the mountain, so it gets very crowded, especially on weekends, but the crowds thin after the first half-mile or so.
For a slightly less crowded route, the trek from Frog Lake Sno Park to Barlow Pass Sno Park features exceptionally large trees for the elevation, which adds immensely to the charm of the area. The route to Barlow Pass includes scenery around the beautiful Twin Lakes as well as side trips for views of the mountain. The trek is a little more hilly and difficult than the White River route, but is worth it for the breathtaking scenery.
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Events: White River Snowshoe 8k and 4k