Dutchman Flat Sno-park is a good launching point to hit fairly easy cross-country ski trails as well as play areas for motorized snowmobiles. But don't assume that you'll be able to follow signs to stay on trails including the 2.2-mile Dutchman Loop — signs may be hard to spot. Bring a map, use it, and remember to also carry essentials like extra water and food.

— Bulletin staff

If you go

Getting there: From Bend, take Cascade Lakes Highway about 22 miles west. The sno-park is on the right.

Cost: Sno-park permit required, available at the DMV, resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets.

Contact: Deschutes National Forest, 541-383-5300 ; report poorly signed trails by calling 541-383-4795.