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Eight Mile Creek – Loop

  • Length:
    6.2 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Challenging
  • Nearby Cities:
    Parkdale, Odell, Hood River, Government Camp
  • Region:
    Mt. Hood / The Gorge
  • Attributes:
    Moderately Technical, Single-Track

Trailhead Elevation: 4590 ft

Directions

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Trailhead: From Hood River, head 31 miles south on Hwy. 35 to Forest Road 44 on the left. Drive up Road 44 for 5.4 miles to the Bottle Prairie trailhead on the left.

Highlights: A fun short loop with fast single-track and great views. Be sure to check out the view from the fire lookout on Five Mile Butte.

Note: Begin by riding down trail #459 along Eight Mile Creek. This loop is easily combined with the Knebal Springs or High Prairie Loops.

Seasons: Late spring through fall

A detailed map of this trail and others nearby is available through Adventure Maps, an Oregon company, at local bike shops and outdoor retailers, as well as online at www.adventuremaps.net.

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