Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Elevation: +1,120/1 ft
Total: 68 riders
Mountain Biking 8 Mile Loop/ Tr #459
#269 of 302 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#12372 in the world
Leaving Bottle Prairie this trail heads downhill for a 2.5 mile, very fast singletrack ride through the forest along eightmile cr. Although there is a lot of downed trees in the area I didnâ€™t find any across the trail, but stay alert, its easy to gain a lot of speed on this section. At the junction with Eightmile crossing (start option #2) proceed left, at this point you will re-acquaint yourself with 1st, 2nd and maybe 3rd gears once again as the trail climbs about 900â€™ via switchbacks in the next 1.5 miles. Once on top of the ridge you will run across a short spur to the R that leads to t he base of a fire lookout station at 4627â€™, a great spot for a break. Back on the main trail youâ€™ll have .5 miles of fast downhill before crossing a F.S. rd and a bit more climbing before the final mile of single track back to Bottle Prairie.
This a great singletrack trail that is well maintained and obviously a popular route for the locals here. Please ride with respect.
First added by AK_Dan on Jul 30, 2020. Last updated Jul 30, 2020. → add an update
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Start option #1- Turn South on Highway 35 from Hood River, turn L on road 44. Follow rd 44 6 miles and turn L into Bottle Prairie TH, (this is a very small rd and easy to miss) cross cr and park. Singletrack starts right next to cr and heads downstream. Start option #2- Continue on rd 44 another 3 miles to the well marked Eightmile campground on the L, as you near the campground ground park in the lot near the 1st outhouse. There is a sign there marking the TH indicating â€˜clockwiseâ€™ to be the preferred direction of travel- maybe so for hikers but this trail report was written in a â€˜counter-clockwiseâ€™ direction. Continue up the trail .3 miles across a road and to a junction with the main trail.