6.1 miles
Distance
1,267 ft
Climb
-1,295 ft
Descent
00:58:20
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Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Eightmile Loop #496 Trail

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    Land Manager

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    44 Trails
    Parkdale, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #42236 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5822 in Trail Running
    • #84023 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

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. Another popular starting point is at the 8 mile campgound. This allows you to finish on a downhill regardless of which direction you ride it in. During the busy summer days the section along 8 mile creek is a very popular shuttle for campers and families. Sections of this trail are maintained by the 44 Trails Association.

Access Info

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.

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More Stats for Eightmile Loop Trail #496 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -29 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,918 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,746 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,607 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,579 ft
  • Grade
    -0.088%
  • Grade max
    -43.061%
  • Grade min
    38.284%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,538 ft
  • Avg time
    00:58:20
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:15
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      Eightmile Loop... Trail Reports

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      Jul 1, 2024 @ 1:57pm
      Jul 1, 2024
      Large tree fell just above the lowest creek bridge crossing - be careful coming down at speed.
      Jun 26, 2024 @ 8:44am
      Jun 26, 2024
      Jun 21, 2024 @ 9:47pm
      Jun 21, 2024
      Trail is all clear. Wildflowers are still popping. Starting to get pretty dry. Downhill from the lookout is starting to get soft in the corners
      May 31, 2024 @ 12:39pm
      May 31, 2024
      44 Trails has logged out Eight Mile Loop.
      May 28, 2024 @ 10:24pm
      May 28, 2024
      The dh section to the west of the tower all the way to the campground is clear minus one tree next to the paved road at the bottom. (Rail 2 Tower...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 7 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 64 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 991 rides
      • Last: Jul 13, 2024

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