This backpack begins at Frog Lake SnoPark. It will include an overnight camp, and a trip to Upper Twin Lake and Palmateer Point. This area will offer great views of Mount Hood, Barlow Butte and the Barlow Creek valley. 

Activity Notes

Come along for an accessible overnight AYM trip near Mt Hood during the full moon of April. Try out your 4 season tent for winter camping.

  • Reaching the trailhead will require a suitable vehicle and Sno-park Permit for winter conditions. Bring individual tent.
  • As an alpine winter hike, be ready for subzero temps and high wind.
  • For heavy precip, trip will be called off or relocated.

*Apply if interested. To confirm dates, we'll contact you around April 12 when winter forecast is known.

Adventurous Young Mazamas (AYM) offers outdoor activities year-round targeted to younger adults in their 20s & 30s. All activities are open to everyone 18 and over who can safely participate in our events.

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Never been backpacking in the winter before? Intimidated by it all? This is your opportunity to give it a try!

Beginning at the Sno-Park, we will do an uphill 2-3 mile snowshoe hike into Mt Hood Wilderness, where we’ll set up camp. Once settled in, you can relax in camp or explore.

After a lazy breakfast on Sunday morning, we’ll snowshoe to a scenic point. If weather cooperates, we should have clear views of Mount Hood. Then, it’s back to camp, pack up, and head for the trailhead.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 55 miles
Driving Time from Portland 1 hours
Distance - Round Trip 9 miles
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days