Ray Benson Sno Park Loop

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Ray Benson Sno Park Loop is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sisters, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 334 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

snowshoeing
fee
icy
snow
20 days ago

Snowshoed as an out and back to Brandenburg Shelter. 2/1/2020 via Ray Benson Sno Park. 6.36 miles with 341ft elevation gain. Great trail for a first time snowshoer like myself. If starting from the larger parking area take care not to walk on the pond, it was super slushy on the pond and looked really unsafe when we were heading to the shelter in the morning. It rained almost the whole time we were out there, worse on the way out. Snow was a bit soft and slippery. In the begining of the trail after the pond it looked like someone attempted to hike in, in the middle of the trail, so watch out for deep postholes. The trails to the shelter are very well marked, but make sure you have a map or are recording your track. The trail goes gradually up hill to the shelter and on the way back if doing an out and back it is mostly down hill with the exception of going over the Brandenburg Butte. Trails were not too busy, we did not see anyone on the way in, but on occasion heard snowmobilers and on the way out saw two groups of skiers. Great area to bring young children and dogs. Not handicap accessible in the winter. 30$/year sno park pass or $4/day pre purchase required to park in the sno parks. There is no pay station at the park. Brandenburg Shelter was small for a large group (17 people), but great and toasty next to the stove. Very well stocked with firewood. We had a great 1hr break from the constant rain outside, in the shelter. No bathroom at this shelter.

hiking
21 days ago

Kenzee 10.22 miles

snowshoeing
1 month ago

"easy" lol

hiking
over grown
7 months ago

7/23/19 travelled nearly an hour from Redmond only to find the trail was so overgrown, it couldn't even be seen, let alone hiked.

snowshoeing
13 days ago

hiking
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snowshoeing
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
11 months ago

skiing
Sat Dec 29 2018