Proximity to Portland, Oregon’s largest city, plus hundreds of miles of groomed and ungroomed snowmobile trails through scenic national forest, make Mt. Hood a favorite destination for snowmobilers from all over.
- Snowmobiling the more than 400 miles of groomed trails around Mt. Hood provides access to stunning scenery and an exhilarating ride.
- Several Sno-Parks allow snowmobiling; permits are required.
- Rental snowmobiles can be found in Government Camp and Boring.
More than 400 miles of groomed trails (and at least as many ungroomed) attract many avid snowmobilers to the beautiful alpine scenery of Mt. Hood National Forest in central Oregon each winter. The network of snowmobile trails crosses both public and private lands, and provides snowmobilers with some of the most beautiful views and vistas in the Northwest.
Where to Go
Just south of Government Camp, discover a number of sno-parks that offer both groomed trails and ungroomed areas for snowmobiling. Here is a great overview map.
- Frog Lake
Snowmobile trails are groomed by the Mt. Hood Snowmobile Club. Follow Hwy 26 to Mount Hood and then follow FR 2610 to Frog Lake Campground. More info.
- Skyline Road
Snowmobile trails are groomed within the vicinity of Timothy Lake. Located just a few miles south of Frog Lake Sno-Park. More info.
- Trillium Lake
The Trillium Lake Loop Trail is a groomed 4.4 mile round trip trail. From Government Camp, drive 2 miles east on Hwy 26 and follow signs to Trillium Lake. More info.
- White River East
Located on OR 35, about 4 miles north of US 26. More info.
- Bennett Pass
With access to groomed trails, this sno-park is great for early-season. Parking area is steep. Located along OR 35, about 6 miles north of US 26. More info.
- Annual: $20
- 3-Day: $7
- Daily: $3
Guided Tours & Rentals
Many snowmobilers bring their own equipment, but those visiting from afar can rent snowmobiles from local businesses in Government Camp, at the mountain’s base, or in nearby Boring, Oregon.