3 miles
Distance
142 ft
Climb
-1,316 ft
Descent
00:48:40
Avg time
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Boulder Lake Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    44 Trails
    Mt. Hood, Oregon
  • Ref Number
    #463
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #69716 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Access to Boulder Lakeshore Trail #463B and Little Boulder Trail #463A. There are 10 tent-only campsites at Boulder Lake Campground. This is a primitive campsite. Please follow Leave No Trace principles while camping at the lake.
This trail begins at Bonney Meadows Campground (5,300’) and ends at Road 4880. From Bonney Meadows Campground, head northwest on this trail and after 0.2 mile the trail reaches Hidden Meadows Trail #472. Continue descending north on this trail 0.2 mile where the trail turns and begins to head southeast. The trail levels out slightly for the next 0.7 mile before descending 0.5 to Boulder Lake. From Boulder Lake, continue southeast 0.3 mile to Little Boulder Trail #463A. Turn left (east) and continue 0.5 miles to Forest Road 4880 where trail ends. The trail may also be accessed from the 4880 Road east of Boulder Lake and continue on to Bonney Meadows from the lake.

Access Info

From Hood River, OR head south on Highway 35 to the junction of Forest Road 48. Head southeast on Forest Road 48 to the junction with Forest Road 4890 from the left fork. Choose the left side of the fork to transfer to the Forest Road 4880. The Boulder Lake Trailhead will be on the westside of the road.

More Stats for Boulder Lake Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,174 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,053 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,313 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,259 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,085 ft
  • Grade
    -8.031%
  • Grade max
    -51.975%
  • Grade min
    16.094%
  • Distance climb
    3,041 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    391 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:25
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Boulder Lake Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 30, 2019 @ 11:00pm
      Apr 30, 2019
      Mar 16, 2019 @ 10:30am
      Mar 16, 2019
      4-10 feet of snow
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