Snowshoe Lakes Trail


This trail, deep within the Three Sisters Wilderness, winds among Snowshoe and Upper Snowshoe Lakes, as well as Long and Puppy Lakes. This area provides lovely old growth forest with abundant solitude. Early season mosquitoes can be nasty.

At a Glance

Fees Recreation Pass Site - Vehicle Permit: $5 Day Pass or $30 Annual Pass or other valid Recreation Passes.
Permit Info: The trail is located in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. Wilderness Permits are required for both day-use and overnight travel in the Wilderness from Memorial Day weekend until Oct. 31. Permits are available at the trailhead.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Mountain bikes and motorized use prohibited.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


This trail is most easily reached via 6 miles on the Winopee Lake Trail #16 from the Winopee Trailhead, which is just beyond Cultus Lake Campground. Alternate trail access is via 8 miles on the Six Lakes Trail #14 and Pacific Crest Trail #2000.  Take Century Drive 46 miles southwest of Bend, then 2.5 miles west on Forest Road 4635. Other alternate access is via Sunriver and Forest Road 40.



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  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4750 - 5350