6 miles
Distance
1,267 ft
Climb
-1,295 ft
Descent
00:58:58
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding Area
    44 Trails
    Mt. Hood, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June to October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22508 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Eightmile Loop Trail #496 bike 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
    00:58:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:36
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Eightmile Loop... Trail Reports

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      Nov 3, 2018 @ 8:35am
      Nov 3, 2018
      Oct 23, 2018 @ 1:05pm
      Oct 23, 2018
      A couple of fallen trees (2-3) in latter section of trail at about 2/3rds to 3/4ths that you'll need to carry your bike over.
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 8:30am
      Oct 20, 2018
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 9:54am
      Oct 7, 2018
      Track is in stellar condition. Nice and tacky. Get it while you can.
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 11:17am
      Jul 10, 2018
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      Jun 28, 2017 @ 11:15pm
      Jun 28, 2017
      Eightmile Loop Trail #496

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      1 Review & Comments

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      flag Pmuoio (Sep 3, 2017 at 7:45)
       Super fun trail. We started at parking lot off FS Rd. And rode clockwise.
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