Sand Mountain Loop Snow Trail

Ray Benson Sno-Park » Sand Mountain Loop

A popular and easy route over varied terrain, the trail leads south from Ray Benson Sno-park, via Big Lake Road, past the base of Hayrick Butte. The trail swings westward to Sand Mountain through various small buttes south of Hoodoo Ski Area and returns via the Santiam Wagon Road and an abandoned airstrip just north of Big Lake.

Much of the trail is located in the burn area and provides many opportunities for open country travel.

This route is usually groomed weekly, depending on snow conditions, through a partnership with the Oregon Snowmobile Association and Mt. Jefferson Snowmobile Club.

At a Glance

General Information


Access Sand Mountain Loop Trail from Ray Benson Sno-park.


Winter Sports

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Difficulty Level: Easy

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Difficulty Level: Easy


Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
Round trip 10 Miles

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  Elevation : 
4800 Feet