Snow Camp Trail #1103


In about 1.6 miles of moderate grades, the trail provides access to Windy Valley (a pristine mountain meadow with a small crystal clear creek) via the Windy Valley Trail 1103B. Snow Camp Meadow is to the north over a much steeper trail after fording Windy Valley Creek. The trail ends in a shaded forested area near Fairview Meadow. Magnificent views and vegetative variety add to the attractions along this route. Portions of the trail are very steep beyond Windy Valley and the trail footing is fairly rugged. Water and campsites are adequate. Interesting geological features along trail.

The Snow Camp Lookout, which is rented by reservation, is also accessible via the Snow Camp Lookout Trail #1103A. If the Lookout is occupied we ask that you allow the renters to have privacy.

This trail is located in an area that has burned in the Biscuit (2002) and Chetco Bar (2017) Fires. Although Forest Service trail crews and partner groups have been repairing and maintaining many of the affected trails following the fires, visitors should take into consideration (because of the substantially increased risk of fire-killed snags falling) that travel and camping may be more difficult and require greater concern for safety.

At a Glance

Open Season: Summer - Fall
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns:
  • Brookings, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water not available.
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


Use Snow Camp Trailhead

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  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

  Elevation : 
2,500 feet - 4,000 feet range