This loop trail is popular with mountain bikers and offers great views from the lookout tower near Fivemile Butte of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Hood. Sections of this trail are maintained by the 44 Trails Association.
From Hood River, OR to the east end of the trail, take OR 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 go 10 miles to Forest Road 4430. Turn left (north) on 4430 and go 0.3 miles northwest to Eight Mile Campground (Forest Road 4430-150). Park at the trailhead in the day use area. The trail starts on the north side of 4430-150, approximately 0.2 miles past the turn into the campground. The trail leaves from the picnic area.
Local Trail Association44 Trails Association (www.44trails.org)
More Stats for Eightmile Loop Trail #496 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-43 ft
Altitude min3,894 ft
Altitude max4,775 ft
Altitude start4,594 ft
Altitude end4,551 ft
Distance climb3.0 miles
Distance down2.7 miles
Distance flat2,274 ft
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