5 miles
Distance
1,074 ft
Climb
-1,200 ft
Descent
01:18:26
Avg time
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  • 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
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #36660 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This trail follows a ridgeline west of the Badger Creek Wilderness to Gunsight Butte. Spectacular views of Mount Hood are found at several points along the trail. Fairly open along the way and is popular with intermediate to advance mountain bikers.
This trail begins at Bennett Pass Road (Forest Road 3530) and ends at Gumjuwac Saddle near Forest Road 3531 (5,240’). From Bennett Pass Road (4,120’), the trail heads north along a ridge overlooking Badger Creek. After 0.9 mile the trail reaches Camp Windy Trail #685A. From here the trail continues north, and 2.2 miles beyond the junction with #685A, the trail joins Bennett Pass Road (Forest Road 3550). The trail follows the road for 0.2 miles before heading north. 0.2 mile after leaving the Bennett Pass Road, the trail reaches Gunsight Butte (5,900’). Continue north 1.4 miles to the trail’s end at Gumjuwac Pass. The majority of this trail is under high elevation fir and pine trees with occasional openings looking east and west. There are several challenging technical sections for mountain bikes including exposed rock, rock slide areas and several difficult switchbacks.

Access Info

From Hood River, OR take Oregon Hwy 35 south 32.5 miles, approximately 0.25 mile south of milepost 64, to Bennett Pass (Forest Road 3550). Follow Bennett Pass Road for 4.2 miles to the trailhead at the junction with Bonney Meadows Road (Forest Road 4891). The trail leaves from the north end of the parking area. These roads are not recommended for regular passenger vehicles due to the rough terrain.
From Portland, OR travel 31 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26 and exit onto OR Hwy 35. Follow OR Hwy 35 for 6.4 miles to Bennett Pass Road (Forest Road 3550). Turn right onto Bennett Pass Road and follow it for 4.2 miles to the trailhead at the junction with Bonney Meadows Road (Forest Road 4891). The trail leaves from the north end of the parking area. These roads are not recommended for regular passenger vehicles due to the rough terrain.

More Stats for Gunsight Butte Trail #685 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -127 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,230 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,924 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,357 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,230 ft
  • Grade
    -0.48%
  • Grade max
    -38.03%
  • Grade min
    25.986%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,072 ft
  • Avg time
    01:18:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:18:00
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on Aug 31, 2019
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      Gunsight Butte... Trail Reports

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      Aug 31, 2019 @ 7:55am
      Aug 31, 2019
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 10:54am
      Jul 24, 2019
      All clear. Riding great..
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      reporter Riding good, no snow or downed trees in the western 2/3rds of the trail.
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 2:30pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      Apr 30, 2019 @ 11:00pm
      Apr 30, 2019
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