Pilgrim Creek Snowmobile Park
The McCloud Snowmobile Park is your staging area for winter fun or for camping during the rest of the year. There is a ramp for unloading and loading snowmobiles, a warming hut with woodstove, and vault toilets. To get there you will need to follow the detour signs, travel 4.5 miles southeast of McCloud along Hwy 89 and turn left on 40N347 the Esperanza Road. Drive 3 miles down the dirt road until you reach Pilgrim Creek Rd, turn right and go another 3 miles and the Snowmobile Park will be on your left. There are many miles of groomed trails (depending on snow depth) that cover the upper and eastern parts of the district as well as into the Modoc and Klamath area. Please remember no snowmobiles allowed in the wilderness area on the mountain.
* The warming hut is there for everyone to use. If you can leave a little wood each time you use it, there will always be wood for winter recreationists to stay warm.
If you camp at the Snowmobile Park, please follow all forest rules and guidlines about camp fires, stay limits (2 weeks unless otherwise approved), and coutesy to others (to include noise levels). Enjoy.
Current Report from our Groomers: Lots of fresh snow and miles of groomed trails! With the past storm surge, we received significant rain/wet snow throughout the trail system. The Ash Creek Butte Loop looked the best with 1.5 feet of fresh snow at the top (6,200ft). Weekend activity was moderate with the majority of traffic coming out of Deer Mountain. A fair amount of storm damage has placed large drifts, rocks and trees in the trails. Much of our time has been spent mitigating these hazards to increase trail safely and rider flow. User reports are positive with visitors speaking of enjoyable trail and snow conditions.
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