6 miles
Distance
1,354 ft
Climb
-1,398 ft
Descent
01:11:17
Avg time
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Details

  • Riding area
    44 Trails
    Mt. Hood, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    June to October
  • Global Ranking

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. 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -43 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,894 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,775 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,551 ft
  • Grade
    -0.134%
  • Grade max
    -34.031%
  • Grade min
    30.185%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,274 ft
  • Avg time
    01:11:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:06
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Status:
on Sep 17, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Eightmile Loop... Trail Reports

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Sep 17, 2017 @ 7:13am
Sep 17, 2017
Tree down and very dusty in some corners but still super fun!
Jul 2, 2017 @ 7:56am
Jul 2, 2017
One tree down, dry and dusty but such a great ride both directions.
Jun 28, 2017 @ 11:09pm
Jun 28, 2017
Downed tree across trail, otherwise great conditions, dry and slightly dusty though not terrible.
Jun 5, 2017 @ 5:16pm
Jun 5, 2017
Dry and dusty on the descent already.
Oct 28, 2016 @ 7:14pm
Oct 28, 2016
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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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