Are there places nearby for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling?

There are unlimited opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling within 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. Dogs must be on leashes.

Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center:  located 24 miles east of Whispering Woods. No dogs or snowshoeing allowed.

Teacup Lake: is one mile north of Mt. Hood Meadows, along Oregon 35.  No dogs or snowshoeing allowed.

Cooper Spur Nordic Center: 35 miles northeast of Whispering Woods, Cooper Spur has separate trails for snowshoers. 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.  Sno-park permits are available to guests at Whispering Woods.

For a more extensive list of trails for all three of these winter activities, visit USDA Forest Service

Posted in: Winter and Snow Sports

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