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Snowmobiling: Washington > Umatilla National Forest > Walla Walla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Southern Area Snowmobile Trails

Beginning Elevation: 5,450 Feet (1698.9 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Ending Elevation: 5,450 Feet (1698.9 Meters)
Length: 20 Miles (33.33 Kilometers)
Usage: Moderate to Heavy

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General Description

The distance from Spout Springs to the Woodland Sno-Park is 2 miles. This trail parallels Highway 204. Vault toilets are available at Woodland Campground. At Woodland the trail crosses the highway. This trail provides access to Balloon Tree. Andies's Prairie and Summit Trail systems.

At Junction 6, the 4-mile long Balloon Tree trail takes off to the left and the Andies's Prairie trail to the right. The trails intersect at Junction 7. At Junction 8 on the Balloon Tree trail, there is a trail that takes off towards Elgin. The trail is groomed only if there is a snowmobile club ride.
At Andies's Prairie there is a gravel pit that is used for sledding and tubing during the winter. There are lots of children playing in this area so take caution in this area.

Heading southeast from Junction 7, the trail crosses the highway and travels on the Summit Road (Road 31). Just north is Horseshoe Prairie, which is heavily used by cross-country skiers. The Summit trail leads to Ruckle Junction (Junction 9). This 10 mile-long trail travels the ridge top and is very scenic, with many open areas. High Ridge Lookout is off the trail about 1/2 mile, and is a nice place for a stop. At Ruckle Junction there is a vault toilet and a warming shelter. The trail south of Ruckle Junction is groomed only occasionally and should be traveled by experienced snowmobilers only.

All snowmobile trails on the Walla Walla Ranger District are groomed and maintained by the Oregon State Snowmobile Association. They are marked with an orange diamond. With the Tollgate Work as a starting point, the orange diamonds are on the right side of the trail going away from the work center, and returning the diamonds are on the left side of the trail. Junction signs, which include directions and mileage, are located at most trail intersections.

Directions from Weston: Travel 23 miles east of Weston, or 18 miles north of Elgin on Highway 140. Parking is available at the Spout Springs Sno-Park, and the Woodland, Morning Sno-Park.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Winter through Early Spring .

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Visitor Information:

Walla Walla Ranger District, 1415 West Rose St. , Walla Walla, WA, 99362, Phone: 509-522-6290


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