This most difficult trail includes complex switchbacks around boulders, open hillsides, scree slopes, and steep drops. The scenery includes views of forested ridges, forested lowlands, and many open areas with views across the drainage. The trail changes quickly so be alert. Combine with Fifteen Mile Trail #456 to make a loop. Sections of this trail are maintained by the 44 Trails Association.
From Hood River, OR follow OR Hwy 35 south for 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.
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More Stats for Cedar Creek Trail #457 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,626 ft
Altitude min2,751 ft
Altitude max4,448 ft
Altitude start4,395 ft
Altitude end2,769 ft
Distance climb4,030 ft
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat897 ft
Avg reverse time01:31:49
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Cedar Creek... Trail Reports
Sep 11, 2017 @ 9:33amSep 11, 2017
|Super dusty and blown out. Still great fun.|
Jun 13, 2017 @ 8:06pmJun 13, 2017
|Trail clear except one blowdown. Trail is a little brushy, bring some small pruners and brush out a section. Climb out tiring.|
Aug 9, 2016 @ 10:20amAug 9, 2016
|I called the ranger yesterday and he says the trail is open and all clear|
Jun 1, 2016 @ 6:14pmJun 1, 2016
|Unridable from tons of downed trees. They have cleared half of the 456 trail, but this trail remains tree'd out.|
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