Crosstown Trail #755
The Crosstown Trail parallels Government Camp to the north and it can be used as a way to get from one end of town to the other. On the eastern end, the trail goes through mostly lodgepole pine forest. On the western end of the trail, stands of Douglas fir, western red cedar, and hemlock trees become more common. Crosstown Trail links several other trails making it a key route in the area.
This trail’s grade and construction make a good choice for adventurous novice mountain bikers and cross country skiers. The trail rolls while gaining 400’ when traveling west to east over its 3 miles. To complete a 4.1 mile loop, follow this trail west 2.2 miles from the east trailhead to Maggie’s Trail #753. Turn left (southeast) on Maggie’s Trail #753 and travel 0.4 mile to the intersection with Skiway Trail #755B. Go left (northeast) on Skiway Trail #755B 0.6 mile back to Crosstown Trail #755. Go right (south) on Crosstown Trail #755 and travel 0.9 mile to the trailhead at Summit Sno-park
Trail Description and Map (PDF File)
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Trail cleared of logs by FS trail crew on 6/11/2021, patches of snow still present.|
|Permit Info:||State of Oregon Sno-Park permit required November 1 through April 30.|
|Closest Towns:||Welches, OR|
|Passes:||A valid Recreation Pass is required at Glacier View trailhead from May 15th to October 1st.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Zig Zag Ranger District, Zig Zag Ranger Station|
To access the WEST end of Crosstown Trail #755 from Portland, OR - travel 27.5 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26. Turn left (north) at the Glacier View Snowpark (Forest Road 2600-522) (across from the west entrance to Ski Bowl). The trailhead is on the east side of the parking area towards Government Camp.
To access the EAST end of the Crosstown Trail #755 from Portland, OR - travel approximately 29 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 to Government Camp. Pass the first entrance (on left) for the Government Camp Loop Road and continue on US Hwy 26 for about a mile toward the east end of the Government Camp (second flashing light). Turn left (north) onto Government Camp Loop Road. Travel 150 feet and turn right (east) into the Summit Ski area parking lot. The trailhead for the Crosstown Trail #755 is located at the northwest end of the parking lot.
Mountain BikingThis trail’s grade and construction makes a good choice for adventurous novice mountain bikers. See also: day hiking description.
While rated more difficult, it is close to being an “easier” trail. Instead of a continuous uphill or downhill, the trail rolls while gaining 400’ when traveling west to east over its 3 miles. Hikers will find it easier.
During the winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing opportunties are available on the Crosstown Trail.
|Current Conditions:||For current winter trail conditions, go to: http://www.mounthoodinfo.com/government-camp-conditions.php|