Eightmile Creek Tr459

View of Eightmile Creek Trail #459

Overall: 6

Aerobic: 5

Technical: 5

Steepness: 5

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

Eightmile Creek Tr459 combined with Fivemile Butte makes for a short CW loop, a nice ride if camping in the area or as a warm up Fivemile lookout ascent, through some twisty switchback to Eightmile Creek.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 7mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:3900'
Avg Ascent:1400'

Ascent Incline

6%

Duration

Avg: 1hr

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Fivemile Butte Lookout Tower

The trail can be added onto the Knebal Springs Tr474 loop.

Want more? Tie these two in with the Lookout Mtn to High Prairie Tr450 loop or the Fifteenmile Tr456 loop.

For camping, check out the Knebal Springs CG or the Eightmile CG.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. Pass the Parkdale ranger station and continue south on SR35 to FR44, turn left and continue 9.9mi to FR4430 on the left (2mi past the Bottle Prairie CG entrance). Turn Left on FR4430 and go .4mi to the Eightmile Crossing Campground entrance. Park in the day use area. View Larger Map. No Map?.

View of summit from the Eightmile Creek trail Eightmile Creek Trail #459 Topo Map Eightmile Creek near summit

Loop Directions

lookout then switchback

Eightmile Creek Area Topo Map

  • TH: Start at the Eightmile Crossing Campground for the CW Loop. Cross FR4432 then go left onto Eightmile Creek Tr459.
  • 2.7mi: After gradually climbing alongside Eightmile Creek, reach the Bottle Prairie Campground and go to the north end of the CG, then start the ascent. Go right at the Knebal Springs Tr474 intersection.
  • 3.3mi: Bear right at the Bottle Prairie Tr455 fork, to stay on Eightmile Creek Tr459. Ascend to Perry Point. View of Eightmile Creek Upper Slope
  • 4.4mi: After a fast descent from Perry Point, trail merges with FR120 for .1mi, with a short lookout tower OAB option.
  • 5mi: Bear right then start the switchback descent.
  • 6.7mi: Go left at the four way intersection, then cross FR4430 and go back to the TH.

 

 

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Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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