2 miles
Distance
342 ft
Climb
-141 ft
Descent
00:10:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower 8-Track Trail
  • Ian Stromquist
    since 2019
    Maintainer

Lower 8-Track Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Post Canyon
    Hood River, Oregon
  • Ref Number
    #150
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Not appropriate when trails are muddy.
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12385 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Lower 8-Track is primarily a two-way cross-country mountain bike trail. There are natural trail features including: tree roots, uneven terrain, tight turn radii, off-camber turns, and short sections with steep inclines. This trail becomes progressively more challenging as you travel further from the Family Man Skills Development area. There are four separate sections worth noting; these separate sections junction other trails allowing progressively more challenging loop-ride opportunities for riders as their skills progress.

Those sections are:
(1) The portion of the trail located in and immediately adjacent to the Family Man area is appropriate for beginners in both directions. The trail provides easy sight-lines with trail surfaces that are reasonably wide and smooth. At higher speeds, the trail is engaging for skilled riders as well.
(2) The portion of the trail between the 1100 road and the #106 trail junction is more challenging due to steeper inclines and some exposed tree roots, however, it is appropriate for more confident beginner and intermediate riders;
(3) Between the junction of the #106 trail and the ‘Mix-Tap’ trail (#157), the trail becomes wide and level again. This section is appropriate for beginners; and
(4) Between the junction of the ‘Mix-Tap’ trail (#157) and the Eldorado Trail junction, the trail utilizes tighter and more varied terrain. This portion of the trail is for intermediate riders. There are steep inclines, tight turns, narrow trail surfaces and exposed tree roots. At speed, even advanced riders will be challenged by the varied terrain here going both directions.

Lower 8-Track connects with ‘The Boot’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ trails. Progressively more difficult loop-ride opportunities exist using the 1000 (Riordan) and 1100 roads (within Family Man), the #106 trail, the ‘Mix-Trap’ (#157) trail, and the ‘Eldorado’ trail (returning via ‘Baby GP’ & ‘7-Streams’ trails). One can also continue to higher elevations using ‘Upper 8-Track’ or on ‘Eldorado’ trails.

Access Info

Lower 8-Track begins at: 45.678642, -121.603909. It transitions to 'Upper 8-Track at: 45.675033, -121.613165. Access it from the Family Man Skills Development Area (45.678246, -121.603110); or, from the 'Eldorado' trail (begin off of Riordan Rd. (#1000) at: 45.677705, -121.609905.

This trail is easily accessible for those riding from the City of Hood River. Travel west via Post Canyon Rd. From the Seven-Streams Staging Area (45.694564, -121.60038Cool , climb the 7-Streams Trail (#100) to Family Man Skills Development Area (45.678246, -121.603110). https://goo.gl/maps/iJopeHvLGkBgfWae6

There are also good parking opportunities on Post Canyon Rd (where it transitions from pavement to gravel: 45.696070, -121.579863), the 7-Streams Staging Area (45.694564, -121.60038Cool , and at the Family Man Skills Development Area (45.678246, -121.603110). There is also a vault toilet at the Family Man Skills Development Area (45.678246, -121.603110). Drive from Hood River via Riordan Rd. https://goo.gl/maps/7v1mD9qhbJnVkjs48

More Stats for Lower 8-Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    200 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,342 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,589 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,389 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,589 ft
  • Grade
    2.497%
  • Grade max
    -17.057%
  • Grade min
    40.082%
  • Distance climb
    4,562 ft
  • Distance down
    2,895 ft
  • Distance flat
    556 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:08
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on Sep 14, 2019
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Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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      flag pip3r (Dec 21, 2018 at 10:34)
       Tree down in switchbacks about 12" diameter. Running fine otherwise
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