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Groomed trail
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Distance
2.00 mi (3.22 km)
Warming hut
No
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The Mount Hood Meadows Nordic trail system can be thought of as an Eastside network and a Westside network, with an access road that divides the two. You can start any trail in this system at the Nordic Center in the parking lot attached to the Eastside trails, where you can purchase your nordic pass, warm up on a cold day, get some instruction and rent gear.

For this loop we stitched together pieces from several loops, essentially staying to the outermost edge of the trail network. From the Nordic Center, head east toward the Hanel Loop, staying left to start the loop, and continuing onto Raven’s Way. There is an intermediate level descent on this section that may feel a little steep for beginners. Keep left again as the route intersects Beargrass Loop, and continue on Beargrass as it returns north back toward the Nordic Center.
 

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Mount Hood Meadows Nordic Fee, Sno-Park Permit

Pros

Close to Portland. Groomed for skate skiers. Warming center. Trail variety.

Cons

Crowds. Pay to ski. Short trails.

Trailhead Elevation

4,489.00 ft (1,368.25 m)

Net Elevation Gain

280.00 ft (85.34 m)

Features

Snowshoeing

Trail type

Loop

Typically multi-day

No

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

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

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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