This is a quiet, seldom used trail. It begins at Forest Road 44 (north end) and ends at the Forest Road 4410. Leaving from Forest Road 4410, the trail immediately climbs to a high point through a logged area, and then mainly descends to Dufur Mill Road losing 1,150’ in elevation. The trail tread can be bumpy and uneven.This trail is great for mountain biking and has been relocated and reconstructed by the 44 Trails Association. A new 5-mile extention of this trail will connect with High Prairie Trailhead are underway.
From Hood River, take Oregon Hwy 35 south 26 miles, approximately
0.15 mile past milepost 71, to Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44). Turn left (east) on Forest Road 44 and
travel 5.3 miles to Forest Road 17 (signed for Knebal Springs Campground). Continue straight on Forest
Road 17 (Forest Road 44 curves right). After 0.5 mile, take the right fork onto FS 1720, (signed for Knebal
Springs) (Forest Road 17 goes left). Stay on Forest Road 1720 for 2.7 miles to Forest Road 1720-150.
Turn right onto Forest Road 1720-150 and drive 0.2 mile to enter Knebal Springs Campground. Bear left
through the campground to park on the left in an open grassy area.
From Dufur, to the east end of the trail, go west on Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44) for 16.7 miles to
Forest Road 1720. Turn right (north) on Forest Road 4430 and travel 4.5 miles to Forest Road 1720.
Turn left (southwest) and travel 0.9 mile to Forest Road 1720-150. Turn right onto Forest Road 1720-150
and drive 0.2 mile to enter Knebal Springs Campground. Bear left through the campground to park on the
Local Trail Association44 Trails Association (www.44trails.org)
More Stats for Cooks Meadow Trail #639 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,000 ft
Altitude min4,189 ft
Altitude max1.0 miles
Altitude start5,189 ft
Altitude end4,189 ft
Distance climb5,104 ft
Distance down2.5 miles
Distance flat1,392 ft
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