Highway 108 Sno-Park

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

California State Highway 108 traverses over Sonora Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountain range at an elevation of 9,628 feet and is subject to winter closure at Highway 108 Sno-Park. Cross-country skiers and snowmobilers looking for a winter adventure begin their travels from Highway 108 Sno-Park.

Sno-Park permits are required for parking and may be purchased at the Cold Springs Market on Highway 108 for $5 a day, or $25 for a season pass. The Highway 108 Sno-Park has 62 parking stall for vehicles with trailers (37 are pull-through stalls). Sno-Park has a two vault toilets restroom and information boards. From Sno-Park, Kennedy Meadows is 18.5 miles one-way and is groomed on a regular basis during the winter months, conditions permitting.

The road/trail beyond Kennedy Meadows and up to Sonora Pass is NOT groomed. There are steep climbing slopes and narrow chutes beyond the Kennedy Meadows Road turnoff.  Snowmachine operators will find several avalanche chutes near Chipmunk Flat, and portions beyond may be impassable to inexperienced snowmobilers. Ensure avalanche safety gear is carried at all times. For avalanche advisory information please visit the Sierra Avalanche Center website.

Please respect the Wilderness Areas on each side of Highway 108, and ride your machine on designated routes and in permitted areas.  Maps are available at the Snopark.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Highway 108 Sno-Park is CLOSED for the season.
Fees California State Parks Sno-Park permits are required when parking in the Highway 108 Sno-Park parking lot. Permits may be purchased for $5 a day, or $25 for a season pass. Permits can be purchased at the Cold Springs Market, 29822 Hwy 108 or online at the California State Parks website.
Open Season: November 1 - May 30
Restrictions: California State Parks Sno-Park permits are required when parking in the Highway 108 Sno-Park parking lot.
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service, in partnership with CA State Parks OHMVR

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