Pacific Crest Trail ~ Winter

Ray Benson Sno-Park » Pacific Crest Trail ~ Winter

The Pacific Crest Trail bisects the North and South Loops as it winds in a north-south direction the length of Santiam Pass. The portion, which is marked for winter travel, begins on the northern edge of North Loop about 1.5 miles northeast of Ray Benson Sno-Park and ends along the southern edge of the South Loop near the old Santiam Wagon Road. The Pacific Crest Trail is not constructed or cleared specifically for winter travel. It is narrow, and frequent tree wells may be encountered north of its crossing with Fireline Snowmobile Loop.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Sno-Park Permit Required
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult