Snowshoers and Cross-Country Skiers journey from 2 to 12 miles per day on marked trails or snow covered roads.

Alternatively, experienced recreationists can navigate their own backcountry routes. During the winter season all huts are located in the snow-blanketed White River Valley and Barlow Ridge area to the southeast of Mt. Hood.Snow Covered Hut

Start your adventure from any of three Sno-Parks located along Highways 26 and 35. Cascade Huts will work with you to create your own multi-day journey between the huts that suits your ability.

Cozy interior

At the end of each day’s journey relax in comfort and warmth at one of the three Cascade Huts, which are stocked with heaters, lanterns, stoves, kitchen utensils, and sleeping pads and bags.

The Huts

The huts are 256 square feet and sleep up to 8 people. Each hut has a kitchen counter area with a propane stove and lamps. A propane heater is supplied in the winter. Each hut is supplied with pots, pans, and various kitchen utensils needed for the preparation of meals. Sleeping bags and pads make for a comfortable night in the wilderness (you bring a sleeping bag liner). There is an outhouse at each hut location.

Hut Distances From Sno-Parks and Huts

Barlow Butte Hut

2.3 miles from White River Sno-Park

2.0 miles from Barlow Pass Sno-Park

6.4 miles from Frog Lake Sno-Park

5.5 miles from White River Hut (via White River Trail)

7.9 miles from White River Hut (via Barlow Road)

7.6 miles from Barlow Creek Hut (via White River Trail)

8.0 miles from Barlow Creek Hut (via Barlow Road)

White River Hut

4.6 miles from White River Sno-Park (via White River Trail)

8.3 miles from White River Sno-Park (via Barlow Road)

5.9 miles from Barlow Pass Sno-Park

5.5 miles from Barlow Butte Hut (via White River Trail)

7.9 miles from Barlow Butte Hut (via Barlow Road)

2.1 miles from Barlow Creek Hut

5.6 miles from Barlow Creek Hut (via Barlow Road)

10.4 miles from Frog Lake Sno-Park (via Pacific Crest Trail and Barlow Road)

11.6 miles from Frog Lake Sno-Park (via groomed road and Barlow Road)

Barlow Ridge Hut

4.3 miles from Barlow Pass Sno-Park

4.7 miles from White River Sno-Park

8.8 miles from Frog Lake Sno-Park (via Pacific Crest Trail)

7.6 miles from White River Hut (via White River Trail)

10.2 miles from White River Hut (via Barlow Road)

4.3 miles from Barlow Butte Hut

Barlow Butte Hut (Elevation 4,030)

The Barlow Butte Hut provides the easiest and shortest treks from the Sno-Parks. On a nice day you will have some gorgeous views of Mt. Hood near the hut.
White River Hut (Elevation 3,275)

The White River Hut can be reached via trail through the White River valley or by heading along the historic Barlow Road. Either way you will have the opportunity to wander through some gorgeous old-growth forest. The hut conveniently has a creek flowing nearby.

Barlow Ridge Hut (Elevation 4,550)

The Barlow Ridge Hut is our highest elevation hut and is reached by following along Barlow Ridge, which provides some nice views of Mt. Hood and the White River valley.

Winter Rentals – $150 per night; $275 for 2 nights; $350 for 3 nights
Reservations are being accepted for November 2008-April 2009

o Maximum 8 persons per night

o Includes hut stocked with propane stove, lamps, and kitchen supplies

o We provide access to huts and route details

Access our online reservation form and we will contact you to confirm your reservation, or you can call us directly at 971.322.3638. Cascade Huts requires a 50 percent deposit to hold your reservation. Reservations are refundable (less a $50 processing fee) with 60 days advance notice. Full payment is due the week before the reservation. We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies as a cause for cancellation. For this reason we recommend travel insurance.