Twin Lakes (photo by John Waller)

Twin Lakes Snowshoe Hike with Adam Sawyer

Enjoy the views and beat the crowds on this snowshoe hike, perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Level: Moderate
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Special Guest Leader: Adam Sawyer, author of Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland
Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

Join special guest hike leader Adam Sawyer on this beautiful snowshoe hike. This segment of the Pacific Crest Trail has it all: old-growth forests, lakes, and spectacular straight-line views of the summit of Mount Hood. We'll snowshoe to two frozen lakes through the wintery backdrop of Mount Hood's forest Wilderness.

More about Adam:
Adam Sawyer is an outdoor and travel writer, photographer, guide and published author based out of Portland, Oregon. He wrote as the Portland Hiking Examiner for and authored the bi-weekly column Portland Family Outdoors for Craigmore Creations. In addition to online writing for Travel Oregon, Red Tricycle, and Tillamook Coast, his work has appeared in Northwest Travel, Portland Monthly, Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Journal, Canoe & Kayak and Backpacker Magazines. He was the co-host of the KEEN HybridLife Radio Show for its duration and now serves as a sponsored athlete for the company. He is the author of the guidebooks Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon, Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, and the co-author of Hiking Waterfalls in Washington, all for Falcon Guides. Adam is also a professional guide, giving tours that include the Epicurean Excursion for Portland Walking Tours and the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Wine tour for Evergreen Escapes.

RSVP here or below. Please be advised, hike date and location can change based on weather conditions.

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Snowshoes are not provided. Rentals can be made at Next Adventure and REI.

Photo by John Waller.