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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,120/ -1,036 ft
Total: 68 riders
 

Mountain Biking 8 Mile Loop/ Tr #459

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#40 of 305 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#1,959 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 didn’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 900’ 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 4627’, a great spot for a break. Back on the main trail you’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 Nov 1, 2007. Last updated Jul 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
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 ‘clockwise’ to be the preferred direction of travel- maybe so for hikers but this trail report was written in a ‘counter-clockwise’ direction. Continue up the trail .3 miles across a road and to a junction with the main trail.


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