Atkisson Sno Park: Ice Caves Loop

Atkisson Sno Park and Trail Overview

The Atkisson Sno Park offers great opportunities to cross country ski at this Nordic center near Mt Adams.  The trail is near Trout Lake and offers parking for 30 cars and a toilets and a shelter for a wood stove.  This park is in an amazing wilderness setting and offers the opportunity to have groomed skiing trails for cross country skis and segregated trails for Nordic purposes.  Snowmobiles do share the Sno Park so it is important to note that you will hear the growl of nearby snowmobiles at times in winter.  Weekends are obviously the busiest time here so be forewarned that if you are looking for a secluded ski experience you should consider some other options near Mt Hood or the Columbia Gorge like  the Teacup Lake Cross Country Ski Trails.

Ice Caves LoopEasy trail, 4.1 mile loop, Good Warm up, little elevation gain.

Trail Description

0.1 mi  Start at Atkisson Sno Park and continue to road 024 at .3 miles.

Continue up road 020 for 0.2 miles

Make a left onto Road 025 for 0.8 miles and merge with road 704.

0.5 miles go on Road 709.

Cross Road 024 and make a left onto road 017 and head back towards the sno park.

after 1.8 miles on 017 Road you can turn left to go to the Gueler Ice Caves.

Return to the Sno Park to complete the 4.1 mile loop.

 

Directions

Take Rt 141 north from White Salmon to its end.  The sno park is left on FR 1700-011 right after the end of Rt141.

 

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