Smith Brook Area

An easy, 4 mile snowshoe or cross country ski trip with 500 feet in elevation gain.

getting there

Drive SR 2 to the Smithbrook Road turn off and parking area, 4.2 miles east of Stevens Pass. If coming from the east, drive Stevens Pass Nordic Center and use the U-turn access for SR 2 westbound to the parking area.


  • Limit elevation gain to 500 feet (just reaching the set of switchbacks) to qualify this as an Easy trip.

Information for LEADERS

Many popular snowshoe and ski routes utilize Smith Brook Road parking area where this route begins. Review these other routes to be sure your trip will not conflict with others and encourage carpooling within your group.  

  • Difficulty: Easy, U-XC 3 Intermediate Ungroomed
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 3,700 ft
  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144
  • USGS Labyrinth Mtn

Upcoming Activities

Overnight Field Trip - Smith Brook Area

Backcountry Skiing Field trip: Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering
A practical application of the course material during a full weekend of touring and snow
Difficulty: Easy, U-XC 3 Intermediate Ungroomed
Sat, Mar 2, 2024 - Sun, Mar 3, 2024
No Prerequisites
5 participants
Registration closes Feb 29
Foothills Branch
Thomas Demshki

Trip 101 - Smith Brook Area

Snowshoeing Field trip: Intermediate Snowshoe Leader - Mentorship Program
This trip is better suited for recent AIARE-1 graduates and those lacking experience traveling in
Difficulty: Easy, U-XC 3 Intermediate Ungroomed
Sun, Mar 10, 2024
No Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Mar 8
Seattle Branch
KD Dase
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