This is an B level Mazama Hike that occurs in a non-wilderness area. B level hikes are moderate or more challenging hikes with either less than 15 miles in distance with between 1,500 and 3,000 feet elevation gain or between 8 and 15 miles in distance with less than 1,500 feet of elevation gain.

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Activity Notes

It's been cold and snowy up around Hood this week, with over a foot of new snow in the area around Meadows. That means we have a chance for a spring snowshoe. We'll start from White River West Sno-Park and head up the valley. After a couple miles, we'll make the short, steep ascent up the side of Boy Scout Ridge and return via the PCT.

Distance: 6 mile loop

Elevation gain: 1000'

Drive: 110 mi RT

You'll need:

  • Snowshoes (we can stop in Sandy for rentals, if needed)
  • Poles are optional, but would be useful
  • Warm clothes (expect a bit of snow, but prepare for rain as well)
  • Tire chains, if you're driving
  • A Sno-Park pass, which is also available in Sandy

Meet at Gateway

Other Information
General Route Info Will vary based on route chosen. Check the Activity & Leader Notes.