Snowshoe Expedition in Sunriver
Imagine walking through snow dusted meadows and forests dripping with icicles! A winter getaway to Sunriver offers several options to go walking in a winter wonderland – from DYI trails with your leashed pup to unforgettable tours led by experienced local guides.
Check out some great places near Sunriver for snowshoeing:
This fido-friendly snowshoe trails leads you to a stunning view of the 89-foot Tumalo Falls with the option to continue further on to Tumalo Creek. From the parking lot, the 2.5-mile trail along Tumalo Falls Road will wind you through a glaciated valley filled with majestic ponderosa pines. For a less trafficked hike, park at Skyliner Sno-park (0.4 miles back down Skyliner Road) and follow a small trail on the south sides of Tumalo Creek.
Snowmobilers and snowshoers are attracted to this trail for its beautiful waterfalls and clear blue skies. The out and back trail boasts breathtaking views of Paulina Lake, Paulina Creek and Paulina Falls. Please note that access to the falls and trails need to be reached via ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile, as the roads are only maintained as far as Ten Mile Sno-Park.
This dog-friendly sno-park offers miles of groomed and ungroomed trails. Bring a picnic lunch and a thermos of hot apple cider or hot chocolate to enjoy in their large warming hut with a wood stove.
Enjoy stunning alpine views as you explore 10 km of signed and groomed snowshoe trails through the Deschutes National Forest. Daily trail tickets, Nordic private lessons, rentals, and more are now open for online booking.
Enjoy the stunning and unique beauty of Central Oregon with a guide. Wanderlust Tours offers daily guided tours, and provides snowshoes, hot cocoa, transportation and naturalist interpretation.
For a memorable experience, book a Shoes, Brews and Views tour, or the Moonlight & Starlight snowshoe tour. Snowshoe through powdery snow-filled forests under the light of the moon, and then end the magical tour with hot cocoa and marshmallows.
Reach out to Wanderlust Tours directly to book your tour.
Unfortunately, no pets are allowed, but Ponderosa Pines can take care of your dog-sitting needs.
Need to Rent Equipment? Snowshoe Rentals Are Available
Some Helpful Tips for Beginners
- Get snowshoes that are right for your weight, the terrain and the snow conditions
- Wear warm, waterproof boots
- Dress in (non-cotton) layers
- Wear sunglasses and sunscreen to protect you from UV rays, which are more intense when reflected off of snow
- Wear a hat and gloves to prevent loss of body heat
- Drink plenty of fluids
Ready to Hit the Trails?
Book your next winter getaway with us. View our amazing collection of Sunriver vacation rentals online, or call our Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay. We hope to see you on the trails soon!