3 miles
Distance
337 ft
Climb
-1,330 ft
Descent
4,642 ft
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Gotchen Cr
    Trout Lake, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

This 3 mile trail is located in the area just south of Mt. Adams Wilderness. Trail #40 begins in the south near a livestock corral on Road 8020. The trail heads north and passes through selectively harvested forests, intersects with Cold Spings Trail #72 and Morrison Creek Trail #39 and crosses Hole-in-the-Ground Creek. It then climbs McDonald Ridge where it ends on Road 8040.

The trail and creek are named after the Gotchen family - sheepherders from eastern Oregon who traveled here each summer to graze their flocks.

Features: Forested path, Hole-in-the-Ground Creek, and old stock drive.

source: USFS
Access Info

Directions:
This trail is located just south of Mt. Adams Wilderness and can be accessed via:

Gotchen Creek Trailhead, Forest Road 8020 (South)

Gotchen Creek Trailhead, Forest Road 8040 (North)

Disclaimer

This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

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More Stats for Gotchen Creek Trail #40 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -992 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,579 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,597 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,605 ft
  • Grade
    -6.339%
  • Grade max
    -32.805%
  • Grade min
    29.259%
  • Distance climb
    4,089 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    745 ft
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • 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
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