Sno-Park: Pineside

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

In a mature and varied forest setting interspersed with mountain meadows and geographic features, this park is near the Mt. Adams Wilderness. Here visitors will find access to trails leading to remote forest lakes, high-mountain elevations and some of the most spectacular country found anywhere.

This Sno-Park offers 20 miles of groomed ski and snowshoe trails (non-motorized use only). There are no groomed snowmobile trails out of this Sno-Park, however, some motorized users access non-groomed terrain from this Sno-Park. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 02/19/2015: No snow at Pineside Sno-Park. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades) which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. A Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Fees A valid Washington State Sno-Park Pass is required for each vehicle December 1 to March 31. PLEASE NOTE: Oregon and Idaho Sno-Park Passes are no longer valid as the states ended their reciprocity agreement.
Permit Info: Washington State Sno-Park permits: Sno-Park permits are available to purchase in Trout Lake, WA at the Mt. Adams Ranger Station and Trout Lake Grocery; in Carson, WA at the Wind River Market; in Stevenson, WA at the Home Valley Store and Main Street Convenience Store; in Vancouver WA at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters, or by mail from Washington State Parks, Winter Recreation Program, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98504. Learn more at Sno-park permits help pay for snow removal, trail grooming, sanitation facilities, mapping, trail signs, safety education, enforcement and program administration.
Open Season: Dec. 1
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the nearby Mt. Adams Wilderness area. Violations of 36 CFR 261 may result in confiscation of equipment, fines up to $5,000.00, and/or six months in jail.
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Stevenson, WA, take State Route 14 east to Highway 141 and turn north to Trout Lake. Turn north on Mt. Adams Recreation Highway (at the gas station), to county road 17, to Forest Road 82. The Sno-Park is at the junction of FR 82 and 8225.


Parking lot capacity is 20 vehicles.


This site is in a remote forest setting. The parking area is flat, but terrain will be difficult, especially in winter.

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