10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon

01.19.16

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  • The trail to Brown Mountain.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Mount McLoughlin dominates the skyline from the Brown Mountain snowshoe trail.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • The route to Garfield Peak.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • The view of Crater Lake from the top of Garfield Peak.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Tilly Jane Cabin is a stopping point for many skiers and snowshoers on the way to Cooper Spur.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Cooper Spur and the Mount Hood summit (11,250 ft) are worthy of a long pause to enjoy the view.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Mount Bachelor (9,068 ft), as seen from Tumalo Mountain.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • The view to the west from Tumalo Mountain's summit: left to right, South Sister (10,358 ft), Middle Sister (10,047 ft), North Sister (10,085 ft), and Broken Top (9,177 ft).- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • View of Mount Washington (7,795 ft) and the Black Butte lookout tower built in 1995.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • View of Broken Top (9,177 ft) and the Three Sisters from Black Butte.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Snowshoers must head off the road to climb to the high point to reach The Watchman Lookout.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Views from the Watchman lookout tower are unbeatable.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • The Devils Peak Lookout.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Short bridge over East Fork Hood River on the way to Tamanawas Falls.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Cold Spring Creek in winter on the way to Tamanawas Falls.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Tamanawas Falls in winter.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • View from the saddle of Dixie Butte's summit, with the Elkhorn Mountains in the distance.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Strawberry Mountain (9,038 ft) in the clouds from Dixie Butte's summit.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • The West Fork of the Wallowa River on the way to Ice Lake.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Camp at 6,800 feet near Ice Lake.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Ice Lake. Peaks from left to right: Craig Mountain (9,209 ft), unnamed peak (9,314 ft), Matterhorn (9,826 ft), Hurwal Divide.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Mount Hood (11,250 ft) over Trillium Lake.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • The Mud Creek Loop is a challenging route off of the Trillium Lake Loop.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Nearing the summit ridge of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
  • Settling in for a night on Tom Dick and Harry with Mount Hood (11,250 ft) behind.- 10 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Oregon
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If you enjoy snowy mountain landscapes, good exercise and cold winter air in your lungs, then you should probably go snowshoeing. Some of our favorite forests transform to serene winter wonderlands covered in a blanket of white during the winter months. This amazing transformation along with the beauty the cold temperatures can bestow on the landscape can often leave you breathless.

If you've never been snowshoeing, don't worry, it's easy! If you can walk, you can snowshoe. There are mountain shops across the state that offer affordable snowshoe rentals should you not have a pair of your own. Alternately, if you'd like to purchase a pair of snowshoes, check out some tips for picking the right snowshoe from Tubbs. 

Not all of Oregon's trails are transformed to ideal snowshoe routes, but there are certainly plenty to choose from. You can read our article dedicated to Snowshoeing on Mount Hood, where you'll find the popular Trillium Lake, Frog Lake, and Mirror Lake and Tom Dick and Harry snowshoe trails. And if you're in Central Oregon, check out the Best Snowshoe Trails Near Bend. The 10 snowshoe trails listed below are a few of our favorite across the state; these are are diverse trails that offer amazing views, unique features such as frozen waterfalls and fire lookouts, and potentially fewer fellow winter-adventurers. If you want to stick to the flat areas near sno-parks, you'll likely need to snowshoe over 3 miles before the crowds start to thin. 

Have other favorite snowshoe trails in Oregon? Feel free to leave photos in the comments section below!

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