Are there places nearby for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling?
There is unlimited opportunity for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling on Mt. Hood National Forest.
Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing:
Trillium Lake Snow Trails: 13 miles east of Whispering Woods in Government Camp, trail heads are right in the camp. Donations are requested. Dogs must be on leashes.
Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center: 24 miles east of Whispering Woods, the center’s fees range from $5 to $10. No dogs or snowshoeing allowed.
Teacup Lake: One mile north of Mt. Hood Meadows, along Oregon 35, Teacup Lake asks for a $5 donation. No dogs or snowshoeing allowed.
Cooper Spur Nordic Center: 35 miles northeast of Whispering Woods, Cooper Spur has separate trails for snowshoers. Fees range from $5 to $10. Dogs are not allowed.
Snowmobiling in and around Government Camp is not allowed, however, there are groomed trails within 10 miles of the village at both Frog Lake and Skyline Sno-Parks.
Sno-Park permits are required and can be obtained at most stores in Government Camp. We also have sno-park permits available for our guests at Whispering Woods.
For a more extensive list of trails for all three of these winter activities, visit USDA Forest Service
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