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.
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)
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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-992 ft
Altitude min3,579 ft
Altitude start4,597 ft
Altitude end3,605 ft
Distance climb4,089 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat745 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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