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Little Nash Snow Trail

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • The parking area at Little Nash Sno-Park.- Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Trailhead for Little Nash Snow Trail from the parking area.- Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Information at the trailhead for Little Nash Sno-Park. - Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Little Nash Snow Trail shares the trail with snowmobiles for a little less than a mile. - Little Nash Snow Trail
  • The trail is well used by snowmobiles. - Little Nash Snow Trail
  • View of the Willamette National Forest from Little Nash Snow Trail. - Little Nash Snow Trail
  • The trail splits off from the snowmobile section about a mile in. - Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Little Nash Snow Trail. - Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Little Nash Snow Trail.- Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Little Nash Snow Trail. - Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Animal tracks in the snow along Little Nash Snow Trail.- Little Nash Snow Trail
  • Little Nash Snow Trail connects with Nash Potato Trail toward Potato Hill Sno-Park.- Little Nash Snow Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Few people.
Cons: 
Trail is shared with snowmobiles and close to the highway.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Groomed trail: 
No
Highest point: 
3,885.00 ft (1,184.15 m)
Parking Pass: 
Winter parking pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring
Total Distance: 
2.30 mi (3.70 km)
Total elevation gain: 
243.00 ft (74.07 m)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
3,710.00 ft (1,130.81 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The Little Nash Snow Trail is located in the Willamette National Forest just off the Santiam Highway. It's an easy loop trail with a connection to the nearby Potato Hill Sno-Park for those looking for a longer adventure. With so many snowshoeing options in the area, this trail tends to be less used.

The trail starts from the Little Nash Sno-Park. Head up Forest Service Road #2676, which is shared with the snowmobiles but closed to other motorized vehicles in the winter. Follow the trail up for about half a mile and head east at the trail junction. After another half mile the road will head south and the snowshoe-only trail will continue east. Look for the blue diamonds on the trees and "no snowmobiles" signs. The rest of the trail winds through the forest and eventually down toward the highway. It's close enough to the highway to hear and sometimes see the cars, which is not ideal, but the fresh snow and low crowds makes up for it. Keep an eye out for animal tracks and other signs of wildlife in the area. Becuase it's a loop, you could go in either direction to start, but heading up the road is recommended. 

The parking area is large enough for many vehicles and trailers for snowmobiles, though there are no amenities.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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