Snowshoe Trek and Lunch (L)


Snowshoe Trek and Lunch (L) - Meany Lodge

Snowshoe from Crystal Springs Sno-Park to Meany Lodge for a hot lunch at the lodge on Saturdays this winter. Routes vary, but typically 7+ miles with 1000 feet cumulative elevation gain round-trip.

  • Sat, Feb 24, 2024
  • Meany Lodge
  • Snowshoeing
  • Beginner
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,950 ft

We depart at 8:30 AM from the Crystal Springs Sno-park, elevation 2450 feet.  So arrive around 8:00 AM to allow enough time to use the sani-can, load your pack, and put on snowshoes.  You will need a one day sno-park pass beforehand which costs $25. If you have a season pass you will also need a Special Groomed Sticker.

The morning  portion will take about 3 hours. It is 3.5 miles with  an initial 200 ft elevation gain in 1/4 mile with a descent followed later by a  500 ft elevation gain in last 1.5 miles to Meany Lodge (2890 feet). A hearty hot lunch will be served around 12:30 PM. Don't forget to indicate any dietary restrictions when registering online. 

We will leave the Meany Campus around 1:30 pm, for the downhill snowshoe trek back to the parking lot, arriving around 4:00 PM. 

No previous snow-shoeing experience required.

Good info with Central Cascades Winter Recreation Council​:


Meany Lodge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring your own snowshoes. Meany Lodge does have two extra snowshoes but you need to add a note to your signup  to reserve lodge snowshoes. Snowshoeing  will work best in tall, waterproof, rigid hiking or mountaineering boots.

Other suggested gear are  gaiters, layered clothing (no cotton material), hydration, snacks, hiking poles with snow baskets.

Bringing the Ten Essentials would be suggested, especially if interested in pursuing more snowshoeing activities.

Meany Lodge requires all visitors for the 2024 Season to show proof of a negative COVID19 home test conducted within 24 hours of arriving at Meany. Click on "Committee: Meany Lodge" link above for current information.


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