Snowshoeing near Hood River

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amycfink
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Snowshoeing near Hood River

Post by amycfink » February 9th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Hello - Coming into town from Seattle in a couple weeks and looking for snowshoeing recommendations on the Hood River side of Mt. Hood. We'll be staying at an AirBnB about 3 miles towards Mt. Hood from Parkdale. We have a 6 & 8 year old so looking for flat, family friendly options.
Thank you in advance!

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Re: Snowshoeing near Hood River

Post by romann » February 12th, 2019, 5:40 pm

This site's Field Guide has quite a few options. If you click on area on the map (https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guid ... Hood_Hikes) most of the hikes that start along SR-35 and SR-26 will do, as well as nearby hikes in the Gorge - hikes get more flat the more you go East on I-84. You'll need snow pass for Mt. Hood area. Everything is under deep, fresh snow right now, even in the Gorge (that may change by the time you get there).

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Re: Snowshoeing near Hood River

Post by drm » February 14th, 2019, 7:22 am

I think locals go to Post Canyon a lot.

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Re: Snowshoeing near Hood River

Post by CMH » February 21st, 2019, 11:13 am

Catherine Creek area is nice for snowshoeing - not too steep, plenty of views of the snowy Gorge.

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Re: Snowshoeing near Hood River

Post by amycfink » February 22nd, 2019, 8:48 am

We ended up doing a snowshoe at both Trillium Lake and Tamanawas Falls. The kids liked Tamanawas quite a bit more (less complaining!), even though it was much steeper. The day at Trillium was also really overcast so the mountain wasn't out. I had read that Tamanawas can get really icy, but it was totally fine with the snowshoes. We did see a few people without any traction on their shoes which didn't seem all that smart, but they made it to the falls as well.

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Re: Snowshoeing near Hood River

Post by BigBear » February 22nd, 2019, 12:04 pm

With the Gorge so snowbound, the old scenic highway bike path between Hood River and Mosier Tunnel might be an option.

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