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Elevation Gain
880.00 ft (268.22 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
10.00 mi (16.09 km)
Warming hut
No
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Bennett Pass Sno Park has a lot to offer, and located on the east side Mount Hood off of Highway 35 it is open to hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, and skijoring. Find great views of Mount Hood on a clear day, and a lengthy trail with multiple distance options and side trails to explore. The main trail, which follows Bennett Pass Road, is about 5 to 10 miles round trip, but there are smaller side trails to explore to make a trip longer.

Generally, most people choose the 5-mile round-trip option; the snow deepens throughout the season and becomes dangerous beyond 5 miles. There are higher risks of avalanche and large snowbanks the deeper into the hike. It is only recommmended that experienced travelers continue past this point. Depending on the snow pack, it is best to snowmobile earlier in the winter as there can be avalanche hazards later in the winter. Depending on the area, backcountry skiers can find good runs through the trees with varying elevations. Be aware of avalanche danger as with all winter travel.

Note: There is a toilet and a garbage can at the trailhead. The parking lot is off of the offramp to Mount Hood Meadows. When its parking lot fills, Mount Hood Meadows staff will block traffic to divert cars to another area. Kindly let the staff know that you are using the Bennett Pass Sno Park to pass by. The parking lot has room for about 30 vehicles.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Winter parking pass

Pros

Views, multiple activity options

Cons

Weekends can be busy

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

4,700.00 ft (1,432.56 m)

Highest point

5,580.00 ft (1,700.78 m)

Address

Bennett Pass Rd
Mt Hood, OR 97041
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Big vistas

Typically multi-day

No

Groomed trail

No

Snowmobiles allowed

Yes

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon

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