Walton Lake Snow Park- Corral Loop to Walton Lake Trail

Distance: ~4.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Elevation Gain: ~700 feet

Description: An easy-moderate loop with stunning views along the way. Begin on Corral Loop from Walton Lake Snow Park. Starting out on flat ground, cross-country ski through towering orange old growth ponderosa pine and fir forests. Stay right on Corral Loop. Then gradually climb along a ridge with continuous sweeping views east into the Mitchell valley, and arrive at the top of a ridge with views looking west. Continue along the Corral Loop back to the parking lot.  For a variation of this loop take a right for the Walton Lake Trail instead of continuing on the Corral Loop where it wraps along the edge of the lake and continues back to the trailhead. 

Directions from Bend: Begin on US-97 N toward Redmond/Portland.  Continue on US-97 N for about 15 miles.  Turn right on OR-126/SE Evergreen Ave. Follow OR-126 for about 17 miles. OR-126 becomes NW 3rd St/US-26 E. Continue on US-26 E for about 13 miles. Turn right onto County Road 123 for about 7.5 miles.  Stay left at the junction of Forest Service Road 22 and Forest Service Road 42. This will put you on Forest Service Road 22.  Continue on Forest Service Road 22 for about 7.5 miles. Walton Sno-Park will be on the right about ½ mile after Walton Lake Campground.  The trailhead is out of this snow park.