Central Cascades Winter Recreation Council
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Erling Stordahl trail system is a small gem with hills, curves, flats and scenery. This trail system was developed by the Sons of Norway and partnered with Ski for Light. When Ski for Light has events, dual tracks are set side by side.
To access this system, exit going up the small hill (skier exit) out of the parking lot, turn right and then enter to the left just across from the snowmobile exit. This the main entrance into Erling Stordahl.
Crystal Springs Sno-Park
Pass needed: seasonal Sno-Park permit, with a special grooming sticker or a one day pass.
*I-90, Exit 62
*Parking spaces - a lot, separated use areas. Non-motorized parking is the first left once you enter the Sno-Park, 2nd parking is in the far far back.
*Groomed trails for snowmobile, skier and sled dog
*no sledding anywhere in the parking area.
*No off leash dogs ever. Never. Don't even think of it. Not in parking lot nor on the trails. State Parks regulations require all dogs on leash.
Trollhaugen and Meany Lodges
Erling Stordahl Ski Trails
Sled Dog Trails
The "Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail", connecting to Hyak Sno-Park to Lake Easton Sno-Park.
Sno-Park managed by Lake Easton State Park
Recorded message line: (509) 656-2230
to report criminal activity: 509-925-5303 or 509-656-2586 (office)
Crystal Springs is a very busy place, but there is a little bit for everyone out of this area. You will be sharing parking with snowmobilers, but parking and trails are separated. There are 3 main non-motorized exit points to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail:
1) Crystal Dog Trail out of back lot, shared with dog teams and skijorers
2) Stampede Pass Rd (USFS 54), separated use
3) Snow crossing (ungroomed) off Forest Loop by Mosquito Creek bridge out of Erling Stordahl. This crossing is about 1/4 mile east of Stampede Pass Rd.
This huge Sno-Park has a lot of offer and is a very busy place. Skiers can enjoy tours up to Lost Lake or up to Stampede and Dandy passes if they would like some climbing and don't mind sharing the trail with snowmobilers. This option is best chosen on a weekday. Also, skiing the Palouse to Cascade State Park Trail (P2C) all the way to Lake Easton Reload Sno-Park is an option. You will have to walk on one short plowed section. The bridge to continue into Lake Easton State Park is barricaded in the winter. The P2C trail going east from Stampede Pass (54 road) is groomed with snowmobile funds and trail is shared with snowmobiles. Light use.
Check links below.