Elevation Gain
472.00 ft (143.87 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
Warming hut
No
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Ikenick Sno-Park is a peaceful place to get away during the winter months to enjoy nature, solitude and a little exercise The trail system takes you in a few different directions through old- and new-growth trees. Heading north you can find views of Three Fingered Jack. The trail system heading north is not well marked, so a map and GPS is strongly encouraged. You will wander over a stream and can enjoy a snack in a snowy meadow. The south trail is well marked and offers views of the Three Sisters, Three Fingered Jack and Mount Washington. The sno-park is at a lower elevation, so a low snowpack year may turn your snowshoeing adventure into an easy hiking adventure. The trails are fun and beautiful nonetheless.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

National or state forest pass

Pros

Solitude. Views.

Cons

Some trails can be poorly marked.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

3,200.00 ft (975.36 m)

Highest point

3,772.00 ft (1,149.71 m)

Net Elevation Gain

472.00 ft (143.87 m)

Features

Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Cross-country skiing
Family friendly
Wildlife

Snowmobiles allowed

Yes

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

03/30/2019
Snowshoed Isaak Nickerson Loop on the last Saturday of spring break week, not crowded, only one other vehicle in the parking lot. Still plenty of snow on March 30, it is squishy and melting. Mountain views are beautiful, but brief. Watch out for dog poo on the trail. ATTENTION DOG OWNERS: bring a poo bag and please use it!
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