Circle Lake Trail Snow Trail

Ray Benson Sno-Park » Circle Lake Trail

Beginning on North Loop about 2 miles northeast of Ray Benson Sno-park, Circle Lake Snow Trail  winds easterly through lodge pole pine and small openings to Circle Lake. 

From Circle Lake, the trail turns south to the Airstrip Burn and junctions with Island Lake Trail. Once the trail reaches this junction, it trends southwesterly through the burn to its tie-in with Two Buttes Cut-off and South Loop.

  • The loop trip is approximately 7.5 miles when tied with the North Loop or South Loop trails.
  • There is a warming shelter (Island Junction Shelter on the Deschutes National Forest)  at Island Junction.

At a Glance

General Information


Access Circle Lake Trail from Ray Benson Sno-park.


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Difficulty Level: More Difficult
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.6 Miles

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  Elevation : 
4800 Feet