Sno Parks near Bend. Yellow lines are snow-shoe; Blue is Intermediate skill groomed skate/classic; Black is difficult groomed; Green is easy groomed; Red is Nordic, non-groomed, classic only. Sno Park passes are required at Swampy and Meissner. Skyliner does not require sno-park pass. Jan-2017... this is a work in progress. Adding more this season.
Swampy Snowshoe (description: Swampy area snowshoe trails<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Swampy Snowshoe (description: Swampy area snowshoe trails<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Swampy Snowshoe (description: Swampy area snowshoe trails<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Swampy Snowshoe (description: Swampy area snowshoe trails<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Nordeen Snowshoe Tie (description: Snowshoe tie trail<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Meissner Snowshoe (description: Meissner area snowshoe trails<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Meissner Snowshoe (description: Meissner area snowshoe trails<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Meissner Snowshoe (description: Meissner area snowshoe trails<br>category: Snowshoe Trail)
Wednesdays (description: Wednesdays runs from 5 Corners to Paintbrush, then turns east and descends to the lowest point in the trail system. The 5-Corners-to-Paintbrush section is groomed regularly, while the rest of Wednesdays is only groomed occasionally.<br>category: Ski Trail - Groomed occasionally)
Swede-Wednesdays Tie #2 (description: Tie trail between the Meissner trail system and the Swede Ridge Loop<br>category: Ski Trail - Groomed occasionally)
Swede-Wednesdays Tie (description: Tie trail between the Meissner trail system and the Swede Ridge Loop<br>category: Ski Trail - Groomed occasionally)
Paintbrush Loop (description: This trail that leads up to the Shooting Star shelter.<br>category: Ski Trail - Groomed occasionally)
Larkspur (description: Tie trail between Manzanita and Snowbush<br>category: Ski Trail - Groomed occasionally)
Wild Strawberry Tie (description: This is a short tie trail between Pine Drops and Wild Strawberry<br>category: Ski Trail - Most Difficult)
Wild Strawberry (description: Distance: 2.6 KM, 1.6 miles | This is the most challenging trail in the Meissner system. If you love a variety of steep climbs and drops combined with fun twists and turns through the trees, this is the trail for you. Access this trail from Ponderosa or Pine Drops. Watch for the ?Lupine? tie off Pine Drops if you go that route. Also, be aware that the intersection of Wild Strawberry and Ponderosa is actually marked ?Lupine? on the brown trail signs. Never fear, though. You are indeed at the intersection with Ponderosa!<br>category: Ski Trail - Most Difficult)
Paintbrush (description: This trail goes from Wednesdays out to the Cinder Pit<br>category: Ski Trail - Most Difficult)
Gentian (description: Distance: 2.0kms, 1.2 miles | Gentian is accessed off the north Tangent trail at what is known as ?five corners? (the intersection of Tangent, Gentian, Wednesdays and Snowbush) and has wonderful views of South Sister and Broken Top. This trail moves side to side and has some swooping downhill corners. It?s a nice extension of the Tangent Loop, either for the climb or for the descent.<br>category: Ski Trail - Most Difficult)
Wednesdays (description: Wednesdays runs from 5 Corners to Paintbrush, then turns east and descends to the lowest point in the trail system. The 5-Corners-to-Paintbrush section is groomed regularly, while the rest of Wednesdays is only groomed occasionally.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Tangent Loop (description: Distance: 8.8 KM, 5.5 miles | The "easy" part of Tangent loop serves as a "north-south corridor" for most of the Meissner area. The south "moderate" trail connects to the Swampy Lakes Sno-Park, which creates an alternative parking area to Meissner Sno-Park when the Meissner lot is full. A variety of trails connect into the north-south corridor, including the trail to Meissner Shelter, opening up some creative loop options. Five Corners (the intersection between Tangent, Gentian, Snowbush and Wednesdays at the north end of the trail) is a common meeting point for skiers. Enjoy great mountain views on the northern sections of the trail.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Snowbush (description: Distance: 2.8 KM, 1.6 miles | Snowbush is an enjoyable trail ? often quiet ? that parallels Tangent Road. A great loop is to connect Tangent Road, Pine Drops and Snowbush. Fun downhill run when skied from west to east and a steady climb with a few shelves for resting on the way up from east to west.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Ponderosa (description: Distance: 5.8 KM, 3.6 miles | Whether classic skiing or skating, you will love the undulating terrain of this trail as it moves through stands of the majestic, old growth ponderosa and grand fir. This trail is one of our favorites for sure. Be aware that in low snow conditions, this trail can often have exposed dirt patches. Also, note that the signs near Wild Strawberry periodically refer to it as ?Lupine?.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Pine Drops (description: Distance: 2.8 KM, 1.7 miles | Pine Drops begins by the grooming shed just west of the trail head and heads northeast through rolling terrain, paralleling Tangent. It then intersects with Tangent, Mistletoe and the Mushroom trails at the bottom of the Meissner Plateau toward the north. If you cross Tangent road, and continue east, the trail descends through open pine forest and intersects with Snowbush. This is a fun trail with rolling terrain providing a bit of variety when skiing. The climb up from Snowbush to Tangent is a steady, moderate grade all the way.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Mushroom Trails (description: Distance: 0.3 miles | Paralleling Tangent road from the bottom of the hill to the top, the trail twists and turns providing a fun alternative to climbing or descending the hill on Tangent. Toward the top, the NE side opens up into wide open Manzanita fields with peek-a-boo views of the mountains and Bend.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Mistletoe (description: Distance: 0.6 KM, 0.4 miles | For those who are more comfortable with steeper climbs or descents with some fun twists and turns, this short trail drops down the Meissner plateau from the shelter, intersecting at the bottom with the Mushroom Trails and Tangent.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Manzanita (description: Distance: 0.6 KM, 0.4 miles | Manzanita provides access to the Meissner Shelter from Tangent (easiest approach) and is one of the most popular trails with families and beginners. The trail winds through open country and makes for a pleasant ski on a sunny day or on a good full moon evening, with wonderful views of Broken Top, South Sister to the north and Bend to the east. The trail connects with Snowbush on the east side of the shelter, dropping down the Meissner plateau for a more challenging climb/ descent to/from the shelter.<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Lupine (description: Tie trail between Manzanita and Ponderosa<br>category: Ski Trail - More Difficult)
Penstemon (description: Tie trail between north and south parts of Ponderosa<br>category: Ski Trail - Easiest)
Lodgepole Loops (description: Distance: 2.2 KM, 1.4 miles | Beginning east of the trailhead off Pondersosa Trail, Lodgepole Loops is a great trail for beginners. It is characterized by flat to rolling terrain with gentle uphill and downhill slopes.<br>category: Ski Trail - Easiest)
Currant Way (description: Distance: 1.8 kms, 1.1 miles | Heading west from the trailhead, the trail moves over undulating terrain through grand fir and small stands of lodgepole and ponderosa. Makes a great loop of 1.9 miles by returning on Tangent. Also a fun way to connect with Swampy Sno-Park (in combination with Tangent) if you park in that lot instead of Meissner.<br>category: Ski Trail - Easiest)
Swede Ridge Loop (7.5 Miles 860 feet of gain)
Ski to Tumalo Falls (Ski from Skyliner TH to Tumalo Falls. On Dec. 8, 2016 BC-90s )
Ski Nordeen Loop (Nordeen Loop on Dec. 17, 2016. Recorded w/Android Moto G w/OSM tracker - logged 15 sec. int.)
swampy loop (swampy sno park Jan 3, 2017 6 inches of fresh powder cold.. 10F )
Skyliner
Meissner Shelter
Nordeen Shelter
Shooting Star Shelter
Swampy Shelter
Swede Ridge Shelter
21 (description: Cinder Pit<br>category: Intersection)
20 (description: Intersection of Manzanita and Mistletoe<br>category: Intersection)
19 (description: Intersection of Manzanita and Snowbush<br>category: Intersection)
18 (description: Intersection of Pine Drops and Snowbush<br>category: Intersection)
17 (description: Intersection of Pine Drops and Wild Strawberry<br>category: Intersection)
16 (description: Intersection of Ponderosa and Wild Strawberry<br>category: Intersection)
15 (description: Intersection of Ponderosa and Lupine<br>category: Intersection)
14 (description: Intersection of Lodgepole and Penstemon<br>category: Intersection)
13 (description: Intersection of Ponderosa and Lodgepole<br>category: Intersection)
12 (description: East Lodgepole Loop Intersection<br>category: Intersection)
11 (description: West Lodgepole Loop Intersection<br>category: Intersection)
10 (description: Intersection of Ponderosa and Lodgepole<br>category: Intersection)
9 (description: Intersection of Tangent and Pine Drops<br>category: Intersection)
8 (description: Intersection of Tangent and Currant Way<br>category: Intersection)
7 (description: Intersection of Tangent and Swampty Sno-Park<br>category: Intersection)
6 (description: Intersection of Tangent and Gentian<br>category: Intersection)
5 (description: Five Corners<br>category: Intersection)
4 (description: Intersection of Tangent and Manzanita<br>category: Intersection)
3 (description: Intersection of Tangent and Pine Drops<br>category: Intersection)
2 (description: Tangent Loop Intersection<br>category: Intersection)
1 (description: Virginia Meissner Sno-Park<br>category: Intersection)
To Tumalo Falls
Return Route
Good View of Tumalo Falls
Upper View of Tumalo Falls (Turn around point. Took 1:40 to get here; and 1 hour return.)