4.7 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

After trying to snowshoe at Bennett Pass, only to find a full parking lot, we found ourselves at the Nordic Center near the Elk Meadows trailhead. Tons of skiers but Elk Meadows and the Newton Creek trail were super quiet and probably the prettiest snowshoe I've ever done. The trail was well broken and easy to follow until about 5100'. A nice lunch spot near the river with a Mt Hood view was the perfect ending to the day.