Loading...

Bennet Pass Road Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Trail

3.0 Miles
Moderate
1
Trail hiked by:
Elementalfx user profile picture
Trail added on:
March 21, 2018
Updated on:
February 19, 2019

Camping Allowed

Lookout/Views

Dogs (leashed)

Biking

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.


View more trails near Mount Hood, OR

Surface Type

Dirt

Season

Winter

Get Directions


45.310013, -121.642041

Trail Partner


Explore more hikes with our Partner HikingUpward

Maps Sponsor

Mapbox.com
Map tiles sponsored by the Mapbox Community Team
Loading...
Mapbox
Logo xs
MyHikes™
Loading...
260 '

Total Change
242 '

Ascent
224 '

Descent
Download GPX with Waypoints
Note: Waypoints always include the parking location and trailhead. Campsites, waterfalls, and other points of interest are included in the GPX only if shown on the map.
Bennet Pass Road Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Trail default picture

Photo Albums

Hiked it? Upload pictures from the trail

Find Hiking Trails Near Me:

Map of MyHikes trails in North America

2 Trip Reports

Hiked it? Add a Trip Report
3.0 miles
Trail added
March 21, 2018
Updated on
February 19, 2019
3.9 miles
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

Weather Forecast

In Mount Hood, OR

Explore Hiking Trails

New Hikes

Many Habitats Trail
1
Stony Fork Waterfalls Hike via MST
3
F. H. Dutlinger Old Growth Forest Hike
Little Falls Trail

Sign up with MyHikes today!

We're an independent hiking platform helping you find new trails to explore

Join for free

Before you leave...

MyHikes is an independently-owned platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. MyHikes has no investors, no shareholders, no goal to profit, and is owned and operated by one person. We share trails on the interwebs for the fun of it and put a ton of time tracking, writing about, and publishing new trails each month.

But it takes a lot of money, time, and effort (including espresso shots) to run MyHikes. Our content is and always will be free to use, including interactive trail maps and elevation charts, pictures from the trail, and dope points-of-interest like vistas, overlooks, waterfalls, backcountry campsites, abandoned structures, and more...

So we simply ask that if you find our content helpful or useful when planning your outdoor excursions that you consider making a small donation to help keep our lights on.

You can become a Supporter* (*MyHikes account required) when donating to unlock perks. Or you can Donate without an account.

Either way, thanks for checking out MyHikes and have a great hike!
- Dave
Founder / Admin

We use cookies to learn about our site usage. If your browser is set to do not track mode, we will not use statistics cookies. Learn more