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Eight Mile Loop Trail #496

Intermediate

Trail

6.4 mile 10.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 984' 300 m
Descent: -978' -298 m
High: 4,745' 1,446 m
Low: 3,883' 1,184 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Paul Hobson

Enjoy a nice, casual trail through Mt. Hood National Forest's east side.

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Description

Add this great singletrack loop to get a few more miles when you ride Knebal Springs Trail #474. It travels well both ways, but the climbing is easier if you go clockwise. It also provides convenient access to Lower Cook's Meadow Trail as FSR #4420.

The loop maintains a pleasant narrow-to-wide singletrack and is relatively free of obstacles, though you'll assuredly come across some blow down early in the season. There are a couple of good viewpoints looking southeast from northern sections of the trail.

This connects to the Eight Mile Creek Campground via a little trail near the bottom. If you're not camping, you can park at the campground's day-use area (remember to bring cash or your Northwest Forest Pass to cover the fees).

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Nov 17, 2019
Eve Stevens
Jul 31, 2019
Jimmy Stanley
Fun trail on a hot day. Started from 8-mile campground so did first half on way to Knebal Springs trail 6.4mi
Jun 30, 2019
Edgar Carbajal
16mi
Sep 20, 2018
Kevin Gold
May 21, 2018
Levi Browning
First time up this trail super fun and light. 8.1mi
Oct 28, 2017
Kayo Plevac
5.5mi — 1h 02m

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  4.2 from 10 votes

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#3

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This is but one of many beautiful meadows along this trail system. Perfect photo opportunity.
May 22, 2018 near Odell, OR

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