6 miles
Distance
1,267 ft
Climb
-1,295 ft
Descent
00:59:39
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    44 Trails
    Mt. Hood, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22508 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 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.

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
    00:59:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:36
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (8 votes)

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Eightmile Loop... Trail Reports

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      Oct 6, 2019 @ 1:08pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Some snow, some puddles, 2 downed trees, mostly in great condition.
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 1:08pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Some snow, some puddles, 2 downed trees, mostly in great condition.
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 9:46pm
      Sep 11, 2019
      Great trail conditions recent rain has made dust into tacky dirt, wont be like this for long, no brush close to trail
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      2 patches of snow on the creek climb out, but Kessel run is clear otherwise. Dirt is fantastic. Was starting to rain again when I left at noon....
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 1:08pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      In great ride-able condition.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 104 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 333 rides
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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 7:35pm
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      Jun 8, 2019 @ 10:58pm
      Jun 8, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      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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