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Bennet Pass Road Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Trail

Distance:
3.0 Miles / 4.8 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Mount Hood National Forest
Town:
Mount Hood, Oregon
Directions:
45.310013, -121.642041
Added:
March 21, 2018
Updated:
February 19, 2019
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260 '

Total Change
242 '

Ascent
224 '

Descent

Take a 3 mile out-and-back snowshoe hike along a forest road in Mount Hood National Forest, passing several viewpoints along the way. The road is heavily used in winter by snowshoers and cross-country skiiers.

From the trailhead, you will climb at a very steady pace. At the first junction, keep going straight to avoid turning right.

The first viewpoint is a small detour on a road off to the left.

If you choose to keep going past the first initial viewpoint and reach the Terrible Traverse, just keep going down that road that you took to the viewpoint and veer left as it re-joins the main Bennet Pass Road. Follow the road up a series of switchbacks that precedes the Terrible Traverse. The Terrible Traverse is a knife-edge section of the road that travels along the edge of the ridgeline.

Explore 13 trails near Mount Hood, OR
  1. Parking

    45.310013, -121.642041
  2. Main Trailhead

    45.309916, -121.641122
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Season

Winter

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2 Trip Reports

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3.0 miles / 4.8 km
Trail added
March 21, 2018
Hiked on
January 01, 2018
Updated on
February 19, 2019
3.9 miles / 6.3 km
January 07, 2018
On our second trip, we went cross-country skiing instead (last time was a snowshoe). We kept going, past the first initial viewpoint, to the base of the switchbacks that precedes the Terrible Traverse. The Terrible Traverse is a knife-edge section of the road that travels along the edge of the ridgeline.
Cross-Country Skiing

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In Mount Hood, OR

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