The Best Skiing in Portland

Looking for the best skiing in Portland? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Portland. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top skiing spots in and near Portland

  • Cougar, Washington

    Summit Mount St. Helens via Worm Flows

    4.9
    10.8 mi / 5700 ft gain
    The Worm Flow Route, starting at Marble Mountain Sno Park, is the most direct winter route up to the summit. You'll start at around 2,700 feet and begin a steady walk along the trail for 2 miles. Although the trail is fairly well marked well above the snow, you'll want to pay attention to the arr...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb the Mt. Hood Summit

    4.7
    7 mi / 5239 ft gain
    Starting at 6,000 ft of elevation at Timberline Lodge, start your climb up the south side of Mt. Hood. If you head out at noon, in 6 hours you can make it about an hour past the last ski lift, called Palmer, where you can set up camp for the night. You may need to dig out a flat spot for your ten...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

    5.0
    6 mi / 3600 ft gain
    The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or potential...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Mountaineer Trail Loop

    2.97 mi / 1207 ft gain
    Mountaineer Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski to Trillium Lake

    5.0
    3.6 mi
    Starting at the parking lot for Trillium Lake located right off of Highway 26, go past the locked gate and begin walking downhill. After about a mile, you will see a fork in the road. Either way will eventually take you to the lake, but going left will be much quicker and take you to the best spo...
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Silcox Hut Trail

    2.54 mi / 1060 ft gain
    Silcox Hut Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Government Camp, Oregon.
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  • Clackamas County, Oregon

    Timberline to White River Glacier Loop

    3.92 mi / 2323 ft gain
    Timberline to White River Glacier Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Mount Hood Parkdale.
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  • Cougar, Washington

    Summit Mount St. Helens via Monitor Ridge

    4.5
    9.4 mi / 4585 ft gain
    Monitor Ridge is the "easiest" of the routes one can take in order to claim that they have stood on top the sleeping giant better known as Mount St. Helens. This route is heavily favored over Worm Flows as the starting elevation is not only an additional 1,000 feet higher but the overall ascent ...
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