Get Out Here
Winter recreation is one of Klickitat County’s best kept secrets. With snowmobiling, sledding, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing all readily accessed in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, there are a variety of ways to enjoy our winter wonderland.
Mt. Hood’s famous ski resorts are easily accessible from the Columbia Gorge. Drive Highway 35 to get there, then take advantage of the hospitality found in White Salmon at the end of your day. Great food and comfortable beds are waiting for you here.
Miles of groomed cross-country ski trails interlace with snowmobile routes through a mature and varied forest setting interspersed with mountain meadows and geographic features on the south and west flanks of Mt Adams. Trails originate from several regularly plowed Sno-Parks near 3000′ elevations close to Trout Lake and Carson, WA.
These sno-parks also provide access to trails leading to remote backcountry areas and high-mountain elevations with some of the most spectacularly scenic country found anywhere.
Pineside Sno-Park lies north of Trout Lake offers 20 miles of groomed ski and snowshoe trails (non-motorized use only). There are no groomed snowmobile trails out of this Sno-Park, however, some motorized users access non-groomed terrain from this Sno-Park. 6 Pineside/Snow King XC Ski Trail Maps, Mt Adams, WA
Snow King Sno-Park lies north of Trout Lake and is a couple of miles beyond Pineside Sno-Park. Snow King is heavily used by both motorized and non-motorized users. The area accesses 20 miles of non-motorized, groomed cross-country ski trails and many miles of backcountry ski and snowmobile terrain. There are no groomed snowmobile trails.
Atkisson Sno-Park lies a few miles west of Trout Lake and offers 16k of ski and snowshoe trails (marked but not groomed) and 154 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. This Sno-Park features a warming hut with wood stove. Parking lot capacity is 30 vehicles. It provides access to the Guler Ice Caves and Natural Bridges areas. 3 Atkisson Sno-Park XC Ski Trail Maps, Mt.Adams, WA
Flattop Sno-Park lies NW of Trout Lake and accesses 154 miles of groomed snowmobile trails used primarily by snowmobilers. The Sno-Park has a warming shelter with wood stove, picnic tables and toilet.
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Get Your Permit
Remember to stop at the Mt. Adams Chamber Visitor Center for your Non-motorized Sno-Park Permit before you head out.
Washington Discover Pass is required at Washington State Parks, State Fish and Wildlife lands and State Department of Natural Resources areas. Convenient on-site kiosks are available at most sites. Payment is $10 cash or credit card per vehicle. Visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov for more details.
NW Forest Pass is required on many U.S. Forest Service lands for many Gorge trailheads. The day pass can be purchased at most trailheads with $5 cash. It can also be bought online or at various retailers. Visit www.discovernw.org for more details.
Sno-Park Permits are required for snow parks and ski resorts in Washington and Oregon. The Mt. Adams Chamber Visitor Center sells non-motorized sno-park permits for Washington.