Bennet Pass Trailhead/Sno Park

  

 During heavy snow years, snowmobiles will not be able to access the Terrible Treverse area because the area fills with snow due to the high elevations and steep canyon walls.

 

This site is good early in the winter season due to the higher elevation. Follow direction of Meadows parking guards for access to sno-park on busy days. This lot has a five percent grade so good tires are a must. Parking lot has space for 30 vehicles. Trailers are allowed.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of 3/08/2019 100 inches of snow No garbage service, Pack out all trash home, including dog poop bags.
Permit Info: State of Oregon Sno-Park permit required November 1 through April 30.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District Office

General Information

Directions:

From Hood River, OR head south on Highway 35 approximately 6 miles north of the junction with US Highway 26. This area is accessed directly from the Mt. Hood Meadows ski area access road. Cross Highway 35 to the east.

 

From Portland, OR head east on Highway 26 to the junction with Highway 35. Head north on Highway 35 until you read the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski area access road exit. The Sno Park is on your right.
 


Parking:

NOTE: This off-ramp is the main access to the Upper Mt. Hood Meadows parking lot. When the Upper Lot is full, Meadows employees have been blocking it to make people park in the lower Hood River Meadows lot. If you want to cross country ski out of Bennett Pass Sno*Park and they are blocking the off-ramp you need to drive down to the old intersection where there is less congestion and tell the parking attendant that you are going to Bennett Pass Sno*Park and not the main Mt. Hood Meadows lot. They are required to provide you access to Bennett Pass Sno*Park.


Parking:

Important Note: The Bennett Pass off-ramp is the main access to the Upper Mt. Hood Meadows parking lot. When the Upper Lot is full, Meadows employees have been blocking it to make people park in the lower Hood River Meadows lot. If you want to cross country ski out of Bennett Pass Sno*Park and they are blocking the off-ramp you need to drive down to the old intersection where there is less congestion and tell the parking attendant that you are going to Bennett Pass Sno*Park and not the main Mt. Hood Meadows lot. They are required to provide you access to Bennett Pass Sno*Park.
 


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.310001

  Longitude : 
-121.642037

  Elevation : 
4700 - 4700

 



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