Summit Trail #691

This trail offers nice views of Mt. Hood and is relatively unobstructed the entire length. This trail takes you through the Mt. Hood Skibowl Resort south of Government Camp. Traveling east to west, visitors will follow a dirt road for 1.1 miles before entering the Mt. Hood Skibowl Resort boundary. From here the trail turns to single track and travels through the base area of the Mt. Hood Skibowl Resort. The trail gains only 200’ over 1.5 miles. The trail is best skied from west to east. Please help develop and maintain separate cross-country ski and snowshoe tracks.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Parking available at the Nordic-Sno-Park
Permit Info: State of Oregon Sno-Park permit required November 1 through April 30 at trailhead. 
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zig Zag Ranger District, Zig Zag Ranger Station

General Information


Access 1: From Portland, OR - travel 27.9 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26. Turn right at Ski Bowl West Snopark (300’ west of Government Camp Loop Road) and park in the parking area.  The trail starts on the east side of the road. 

Access 2:  From Portland, OR - travel 29 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 and turn right at Government Camp Loop Road.  Park in the parking area on the side of the road.  The trail follows the road for sometime before becoming single track trail near Mt. Hood Skibowl.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles

  Elevation : 
3750' - 3950'