Frog Lake Trailhead and Sno-Park

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cross country skiers in powder at Frog lake trailhead.

Provides access toFrog Lake Trail #530, Pacific Crest Trail #2000 and Frog Lake Butte Trail #484.

Picnic tables, garbage, and restroom facilities are available during summer months. In addition, a hitching pole for horses is available. This is a very popular trailhead with hikers in spring, summer and fall.

 In the winter this area is a popular Sno-Park for snowmobiles, cross country skiing/snow-shoeing and dog sledding. No snowmobiles allowed on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

Large parking area covered in snow but recently plowed, with some scattered vehicles parked. Vault toilets covered in snow

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Amount of Snow: 11/20/20 Trailhead: 22" base, 4" of fresh snow. General Park Conditions: Snow coverage is decent over the trails but very exposed in the surrounding trees. Warm, melting conditions were observed on 11/20. Twin Lakes Loop and Frog Lake Butte have been logged out before snow fell. There are a few low laying trees left over the trail on the PCT section north of Frog Lake, but the trail is well established and packed down. Current Hazards: The access road to the Frog Lake day use area and campground have evidence of vehicle use. Skiers and snowmobilers should be aware of vehicles in the trail corridor. Low and variable snow conditions will leave on ground hazards exposed, travel with caution. Be mindful of wilderness boundary if operating machinery, it is not well marked. The frog Lake lot has been well maintained has seen regular use.
Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 15th to October 1st.
Permit Info: State of Oregon Sno-Park permit required November 1 through April 30.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: No bikes or snowmobiles allowed on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of day-use fee payment from May 15th to October 1st.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District

General Information


From Portland, OR take Highway 26 east past the junction with Highway 35 to the Frog Lake Sno Park. 

Recreation Map

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Winter Sports

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Trail grooming for snowmobiles, dog sledding and winter ATV.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Be aware of snowmobiles, dog sledding and winter ATV on the groomed trails.


Snowmobile trails groomed by the Mt. Hood Snowmobile Club
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