Hike of the month:
📍Ray Benson Sno-Park: South Loop (snowshoeing)
↔️7.6 mile loop
📈395 ft. elevation gain
💪🏼Rated as moderate
Ray Benson Sno-Park is one of the largest sno-parks in Central Oregon. It offers dozens of trails that create many different loops and there are a total of three shelters and a warming hut! The South Loop takes you through a young forest with amazing meadow clearings that offer mountain views and it takes you by the Brandenburg shelter.
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⚠️NEW BOOKS ARE HERE!!!
I am so happy to announce that the brand new '52 Hikes for 52 Weeks: in the Willamette Valley, Central Oregon Cascades & Coast' books are finally available! This book was originally published in late 2018 but the 2020 wildfires wiped out a bunch of the hikes in the book so it hasn't been sold for over a year now and has been completely rewritten. There are a total of 52 hikes (27 of them new to this edition) set up to start the first week of January and take you through the entire year. With this book you will never have to ask yourself, "what hike should I do this week" ever again
What trails are accessible:
With the wildfire devastation that has occurred in Oregon in September 2020, fires from the 2021 summer and new early fall snow flying, trail and road closures can change quickly this time of year.
Check out what Hike Oregon trails and roads are currently accessible:
In this video I recap my year, talk about the Oregon Coast Trail, snow camping, a little bit of gear, I explain ‘backpacker brain escape’, and I get quite vulnerable about the future.
Check out Hike Oregon's favorite hikes from 2021!