This is a more difficult trail. Scenery includes view of forested ridges, forested lowlands and many open areas with views across the drainage. The trail includes complex switchbacks around boulders, open hillsides, scree slopes, and steep drops. The trail changes quickly so be alert. The trail follows the Wild and Scenic Fifteenmile Creek and goes through pine and oak forests. This trail connects with Cedar Creek trail #457 to make a popular loop.
From Hood River, OR take OR Hwy 35 south 26 miles, 0.15 mile past milepost 71, to Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44). Turn left (east) on Forest Road 44 and go 8 miles to Forest Road 4420. Turn right (south) and drive 2.1 miles on Forest Road 4420 to Forest Road 2730. Take the left fork and follow Forest Road 2730 for 2 miles to the Fifteen Mile Campground. The trail leaves from the campground.
From Dufur, OR go west on Dufur Mill Road and after 5.1 miles take the right fork to stay on Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44). Turn left (south) on Forest Road 4420 and follow the directions above.
Local Trail Association44 Trails Association (www.44trails.org)
More Stats for Fifteenmile Trail #456 mountain bike trail
Altitude change2,344 ft
Altitude min2,769 ft
Altitude max5,250 ft
Altitude start2,769 ft
Altitude end5,113 ft
Distance climb5.6 miles
Distance down1.6 miles
Distance flat3,183 ft
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Fifteenmile... Trail Reports
May 31, 2016 @ 1:47pmMay 31, 2016
|Update: the closure is shown to NOT effect the portion of the trail that can be looped with Cedar Creek trail.|
May 31, 2016 @ 8:29amMay 31, 2016
|It's posted that this trail is closed until further notice on the trail bulletin board. It states the reason is fire damage.|
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