Barlow Pass Sno-Park/Trailhead

This trail and Sno-Park is along the Historic Barlow Road. There are several old fashioned intrepative 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. Nearby access toPioneer Woman's Grave Trail #485, Pacific Crest Trail #2000, Barlow Butte Trail #670 and Mount Hood Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Amount of Snow: Trailhead: 59” base, 3” of fresh snow (3/13) General Park Conditions: Barlow Pass was very quiet this week, despite receiving some decent quality snow. As of Sunday, 3/13 the access road and lot had yet to be plowed. Expect the lot to be plowed and mostly cleared up by warm temperatures, but ice may persist in the shade. Use caution if accessing this site. Trail coverage has held up nicely in the area though some on ground hazards and flowing water have been observed. Do be aware of hazards freshly covered by soft snow. Use caution, especially if travelling off trail. Warm temperatures will continue to lower snow levels and uncover hazards this week. This lot often fills up on 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. Please refrain from parking in this manner and allow for two-way traffic to flow/turn around.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day from May 15th to October 1st November 1 thur April 30 Snow Park Permit required.
Permit Info: State of Oregon Sno-Park permit required November 1 through April 30.
Usage: Light
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 15th to October 1st.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District Office

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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

Recreation Areas

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4150 - 4150