1.0 mile
198 ft
-109 ft
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Lower 8-Track Trail
  • Sponsor
  • Ian Stromquist
    since 2019

Lower 8-Track Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Post Canyon
    Hood River, Oregon
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  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Not appropriate when trails are muddy.
  • Family Friendly
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #1855 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1856 in E-Biking
    • #25691 in Trail Running
    • #46651 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    HRC Forestry Dept

The section of this trail South of Family Man is getting replaced by a bypass road. This section is closed as of Sept. 7th 2022

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

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More Stats for Lower 8-Track mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    91 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,410 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,523 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,432 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,522 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,329 ft
  • Distance down
    2,438 ft
  • Distance flat
    525 ft
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Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)
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