Elevation Gain
243.00 ft (74.07 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
2.30 mi (3.70 km)
Warming hut
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Winter parking pass

Pros

Few people.

Cons

Trail is shared with snowmobiles and close to the highway.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

3,710.00 ft (1,130.81 m)

Highest point

3,885.00 ft (1,184.15 m)

Features

Old-growth forest
Wildlife

Typically multi-day

No

Groomed trail

No

Snowmobiles allowed

Yes

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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