Summit Sno-Park/Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Summit Sno-Park is located 45 minutes west of Klamath Falls, Oregon off of highway 140, just east of the Klamath-Jackson County line. A classic High Cascades forest of rich green Douglas, Grand, and White firs dominate the landscape. At 5,000 feet in elevation, this Sno-Park is perched on the crest of the southern Oregon Cascades Mountains. 

Summit is the only Sno-Park that is exclusive to cross country skiers in the Fremont-Winema National Forest! It offers an expansive parking lot for up to 50 cars, and one vault toilet. It also hosts a trailhead to the Pacific Crest Trail which heads north into Sky Lakes Wilderness. Food and lodging available at nearby Lake of the Woods Resort and Fish Lake Resort.

Be sure to pick up a winter trails map at either the Klamath or Chiloquin Ranger District. You can expect snow from late November through February, and often in the shoulder seasons. 

There is no potable water. Visitors need to bring plenty of water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Klamath Ranger District)
Rentals & Guides: Snow shoes and cross country skis available within a couple miles at the Lake of the Woods Resort (866) 201-4194 
Area Amenities: Toilets, Parking
Fees: No fee May through November. 
Permit Info: Oregon State Sno-park Permit required between November 15th - April 30th.  
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: There are no motorized Off Highway Vehicles or Over Snow Vehicles allowed in the area. Wilderness regulations apply within nearby Sky Lakes Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Klamath Falls, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Klamath Ranger District (541) 885-3400

General Information


From Klamath Falls, OR:
Summit Sno-Park and Trailhead is located 40 minutes northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon. From Klamath Falls, OR take Oregon Highway 140 west toward Medford, Oregon, for approximately 36 miles and destination will be on your right.

From Medford, OR:
Summit Sno-Park and Trailhead is located 55 minutes east of Medford, Oregon. From Medford, OR take Oregon Highway 140 east towards Klamath Falls, Oregon, for approximately 41 miles and the destination will be on your left.

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Fees: Sno-Park Permit required November 15th - April 30th
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


Fees: Sno-Park Permit required November 15th - April 30th

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Fees: Sno-Park Permit required November 15th - April 30th


Parking: Sno-Park Permit required

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