GO HERE: Embracing the Cold – Snowshoeing Trails in Southern Oregon
Crater Lake National Park: A given for a breathtaking snowshoeing experience. But even if you’ve already done it, snowshoeing in one of the most beautiful places in the world should be a yearly activity. Not only are the views gorgeous, snowshoeing at the park is free and guided by a ranger. Every weekend a ranger takes a group on a one to two mile hike, educating them on the terrain, trees, and wildlife. Make a reservation ahead of time to ensure your spot.
Diamond Lake: For $10 an hour or $25 for the day you and your family can enjoy the snowy splendors Diamond Lake enjoys every winter. Rental purchases are made at Diamond Lake Resort and the trails are abundant throughout the area. Seven miles of trails are groomed throughout the winter for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, and the resort also offers snowmobiles for rent.
Hemlock Butte Trail near Three Lakes Sno-Park: Three Lakes Sno-Park provides snowshoe rentals and is bordered by several trails, including Hemlock Butte Trail. The three and a half mile trail represents the heart of Oregon perfectly with trees reaching over well-maintained trails; ideal for snowshoeing beginners.
Mt. Thielsen Trailhead: This trail offers views of Mt. Thielsen throughout. The Mt. Thielsen Wilderness spans over 54,000 acres and is home to volcanic activity and several meadows. This trail is for more experienced snowshoers and offers a generous workout for those willing to take it on. The trail takes snowshoers above the tree line to lookout over spectacular views of the wilderness.