Barlow Pass Sno-Park/Trailhead

Area Status: Open

This trailhead/sno-park is located along the Historic Barlow Road. There are several old-fashioned interpretive signs along the path. This trail also provides major access to the Pacific Crest Trail #2000

Barlow Pass Sno-Park is located on Oregon Highway 35 approximately 2 miles north of US Highway 26. There is an information board and access to ungroomed backcountry ski trails. There is space for 15 cars. No trailer parking.
This lot often fills up on winter weekends, causing cars to begin to park along the narrow roadway. This does not allow for two-way traffic or give proper access to emergency vehicles. Do not park along the entryway to the lot. 

Nearby access toPioneer Woman's Grave Trail #485, Pacific Crest Trail #2000, Barlow Butte Trail #670 and Mount Hood Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees: Day use: $5/vehicle/day, May 15 - October 1. Recreation Passes are accepted in lieu of day use fee. ‚Äč
Winter use: Sno-Park Permit required, November 1 - April 30.
  • Annual Permit: $25
  • 3-day Permit: $9
  • 1-day Permit: $4 
Permit Info: Oregon Sno-Park permit is required in designated sno-parks, including Barlow Pass Sno-Park, from November 1 through April 30.  Permits are sold in DMV field offices and by permit sales agents at various locations like winter resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets.
Restrictions: No trailer parking.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment from May 15 to October 1.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002

General Information


From Hood River, OR travel 36.2 miles south on Oregon Hwy 35 to Barlow Pass Snopark (Forest Road 3531), approximately 200 feet west of milepost 60.

From Portland, OR travel approximately 31 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 to the intersection with Oregon Hwy 35.  Turn north onto Oregon Hwy 35 and travel 2.6 miles to Barlow Pass Sno-Park (Forest Road 3531), approximately 200 feet west of milepost 60.  

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Access to ungroomed backcountry ski trails. Pacific Crest Trail, Barlow Road, Pioneer Women's Grave.

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4150 - 4150