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Road 1 Sno-Park Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mineral, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,378 feet Route Type: Out & Back

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
21 days ago

14 June 2020- I don’t like to rate trails poorly for everyone has different expectations, but I don’t think the description accurately describes this hike. This hike is along a dirt road the whole way to a hut. There is some good elevation gain but I would say this is more of a moderate than hard climb. It seems like the trail is used for skiers in the winter. I didn’t get a view but by the looks of it on a clear day you’d get some good views. I just would rather be hiking in the woods than on a road. Little bit of snow on the sides of the road towards the top, but nothing you’d be hiking in. Driving to the trail head, there is about 6 miles of dirt roads once you turn off the main road. The dirt roads are maintained well enough for any vehicle to get through right now. No snow. The directions take you to a lower parking area but you can keep driving to a higher one. To shed some of the miles. There’s not a lot of service during the hike or drive in. Try to remember what turns you took on the way in so when you’re leaving and can’t pull up gps you find your way out. Don’t forget your discover pass.

hiking
1 month ago

Over all it was great, I ended up going to snow bowl hurt and it was amazing. Would go back for sure

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Some really pretty views at the top. Just a little snow last 20 minutes of hike. Only came across two other small groups during the entire hike. Discover pass required.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful day for a hike! I parked at the lower trailhead, but I'd suggest driving another ~mile to the upper parking area because its not the most thrilling trail until it gets higher in elevation. Its primarily a ski trail in the winter, so its more of a road than a trail. I took a right towards "The Hut" at the fork and ended up with a distance of 8.2 miles round-trip. Beautiful view at the top, but the last ~.75 mile has a decent amount of snow to trudge through.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

The hike up is more of a road, but still ok. We hiked up to the snow bowl and the view was great, in all directions. We had it all to ourselves too, for a good hour. Enjoyed that this seemed out of the way and not crowded. Some snow higher up but melting quickly. Some mud.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Encountered snow a little over half way up last week. Could park in the upper lot though so that was nice. Didn’t require snow shoes but def some waterproof shoes/boots because it did did get to be about 18” deep at some steps. Nice view from the top at the hut when it’s not cloudy/foggy. The hut is closed and so are the restrooms at the top so use the one at the lower lot before heading up.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Great easy trail, if you don’t mind up on snow shoes for around 2 hours. Love the trail maintenance provided by volunteers of MTTA. Facilities awesome, snow hut was warm & great stop for lunch. Beautiful views & friendly fellow hikers. Stay to the sides snow shoeing & watch for skiers headed down. Check conditions on MTTA page & try to get an overnight in a hut! Best to start your hike early for the best snow & views.

hiking
fee
snow
5 months ago

We did an out back to High Hut and Snow Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday. Firm snow no need for snowshoes we covered nine miles and were out for about four hours. Great views of Mt Rainier from High Hut

hiking
snow
5 months ago

backpacking
Mon Aug 13 2018

The hut gets 5 stars - the trail/route up, however, is a means to an end, as it’s just a pretty boring logging road. There were 5 of us who hiked this as an overnighter, and it was definitely up the whole time, and we were in pretty hot weather carrying quite a bit of weight. The hut was so fun - we played games, drank wine and enjoyed each other’s company by the fire. Once we got up there, we did navigate and explore down to Anderson Lake through back country expert territory, using this app to follow a “trail” that was non-existent. Probably won’t do that again, but did make it to the lake. I’d love to come back and do this as a snow shoe this winter!

Tue Mar 06 2018

Hiked to the High Hut on Monday, 3/5/18. Good conditions, saw 28 people on the trail, most were coming down. Trail is well groomed. View at the top was awesome, even though Rainier was in the clouds. Gaia gps had the trail at 8.12 miles, round trip, from the lower parking area.

snowshoeing
Sun Jan 28 2018

This is a five star snow shoe. Some of the lower rating are off season as these are pretty much for the snow shoe trails. If I am not mistaken its like the only real snow shoes trail system in out area. Any trip you take is worthy whether you see Rainier or not. On Sunday the road was free and clear of any snow to the 3000' level. This does change daily and can change quickly so be advised. The snow was a tad wet but there was no rain due to a Pineapple Express. The hike to the High Hut is a steady up hill grind but take your time and you will be fine. It takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours with a steady pace. Here you can take off your boots and relax. There is probably some tea in the drawer and a tea kettle always sits on the stove. There is a fireplace if you feel the need. Usually during the day the huts are pretty warm anyways. Enjoy this awesome place as well as take care of it as its operated only by volunteers who spend a great deal of time keeping the huts and trails in tip top shape. Thanks MTTA!

hiking
Sun Nov 12 2017

This trail is part of the Mt Tahoma trails association. There are several other trails in the area. Looks like a great place to go snowshoing in a month or so.

hiking
Mon Jul 25 2016

Awesome hike, we went in the summer. Didn't see another person. Found the lake. Wish it was a little bit better marked, but a beautiful view and if your not afraid of going up for a long time (total exertion wearing a toddler), and looking for an awesome workout, this fits the bill! Can't wait to go again!

hiking
Fri Apr 17 2015

Not sure which direction we took, it was 6mi round trip and we made it to Anderson lake.

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1 month ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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8 months ago

snowshoeing
Sun Jan 20 2019

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Fri Jan 18 2019

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Wed Dec 05 2018

Wed Aug 01 2018

snowshoeing
Wed Dec 27 2017

snowshoeing
Mon Feb 11 2013