Snow Bowl Hut, High Hut & The Yurt

Ski or snowshoe in winter, or hike or mountain bike in summer to one of the huts in the Mount Tahoma Trails Association's South District. These huts are south of Ashford just outside of Mount Rainier National Park. Make it a day trip or enjoy an overnight at one or more the huts. Reservations are required for overnight hut stays.

getting there

From SR 7 in Elbe, turn east on SR 706 (National Park Road). In Ashford, turn south onto 1 Road. At its intersection with 2 Road, turn left to stay on 1 Road. Continue to the 1 Road Sno-Park.

In summer, you can take 2 Road to it end and access the trail system via the Valley Access Trail.

about the huts and trails

Located near Ashford, Washington, and Mount Rainier National Park, the Mount Tahoma Trails Association (MTTA) operates a system of about 50 miles of trails (20 miles of them groomed), one hut in their North District and two huts, and a yurt in their South District. The huts are open to the public all day from 7 am to 7 pm. Reservations are required for overnight stays.

Trails are shared with cross-country skiers.  Please keep to the side of the trail and do not tromp all over either the groomed ski platform or tracks if you are snowshoeing. Dogs are permitted, but please leave the outside of the hut if you stay overnight.

The South District huts and yurt remain open all year. Motorized recreation is not permitted  to these facilities so you have to get there the old-fashioned way!

Bruni's Snow Bowl Hut 

It's 8.4 miles round trip and 2,200 feet of elevation gain with a high point of 4,400 ft. Enjoy the ridgetop with views of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens. 

High Hut

It's 7.8 miles round trip and 2,400 feet of elevation gain with a high point of 4,760 ft. Enjoy the ridgetop with views of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens. 

The Yurt

It's 12.6 miles round trip and 1,800 feet of elevation gain with a high point of 4,100 ft (~4,800 ft if you head towards Griffin Mountain). Enjoy the solitude of the surrounding forest and views of Mount Rainier.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are traveling on different routes. And if you plan to stay at a hut, be sure to make a reservation.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 8.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • 4,400 ft
Map
  • Mount Tahoma Ski Trail System
  • USGS Ashford
  • USGS Anderson Lake
  • USGS Sawtooth Ridge
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Seattle Explorers Snowshoe - Snow Bowl Hut, High Hut & The Yurt

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
Join us for an snowshoe adventure!
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Mar 9, 2019
Prerequisites
6 participants on waitlist 0 instructors 5 chaperones on waitlist
Registration closes Mar 7
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader
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Titles

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  • Snow Bowl Hut
  • High Hut
  • The Yurt
  • MTTA Snow Bowl Hut
  • MTTA High Hut
  • MTTA Yurt
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