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Cross Country Skiing in Bennett Pass, Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon USA

Trail lenght:
3 mi/4.8 km
A notorious route for cross country skiing. Bennett Pass is located near the Tea Cup Lake, in Mt. Hood area.

A place for beginner to intermediate athletes and a great route when the trails up on the mountain are packed with people.

Mount Hood has a lot of ski resorts and winter is a very busy time, as a lot of people consider this spot the ideal ski area for their vacations. The mentioned trail at Bennett Pass is an out and back trail, 3 mi/4.8 km long. When there is really bad weather on the upper trails, this is a good option, because the condition of the snow is much better at the pass. This route is used for other sports as well, so stay on it because you will come across many bypasses.

The forested landscape is beautiful and you will encounter many slopes to slide down, as well as challenging turns. Next to Government Camp and Mt Hood, you will find plenty of accommodation and dinning places after a long day at the slopes.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Portland International Airport
62,6 miles (100.74 km) 1 hour 21 mins
Head southwest on NE Airport Way and stay on it to enter Interstate 205 S towards Interstate 84/Portland/Salem. Enter I-205 S and take exit 22 to enter Interstate 84 E/U.S. 30 E towards The Dalles. Enter I-84 E/U.S. 30 E, then proceed to exit 16 to Wood Village and turn right on NE 238th Dr. Continue towards NE 242nd Dr to turn left on E Powell Blvd. Turn right on US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy and enter OR-35 N/State Route 35 N towards Hood River. Turn right towards Bennett Pass Rd/NF-3550 and continue straight towards Bennett Pass Rd/NF-3550.
BY CAR FROM Hood River
33,6 miles (54.07 km) 41 mins
Via OR-35 S, turn right towards Bennett Pass Rd/NF-3550 and then left onto Bennett Pass Rd/NF-3550.
BY CAR FROM Salem
99,7 miles (160.45 km) 2 hours 3 mins
Enter I-5 N towards Portland and take exit 288 to enter I-205 N towards I-84/The Dalles/Seattle. Take exit 12 to OR-212 E/OR-224 E towards Estacada/Mt Hood. Turn right on OR-212 E/Carver Rd and then again right on US-26 E/Mt Hood Hwy and exit on OR-35 N/State Route 35 N towards Hood River. Turn right towards Bennett Pass Rd/NF-3550 and continue straight onto Bennett Pass Rd/NF-3550.
BY AIR
Portland International Airport,
62,6 miles (100.74 km) 1 hour 21 mins

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