Knebel Springs

This is one fine trail off the 44 Road on the way to Mt. Hood. We’ll call it 8.8 miles of flowing turns, little drops, creek crossings and fantastic singletrack through mixed pine and Doug Fir forests. This trail can be combined with High Prairie or 8-Mile for a longer loop.

Also, Knebal Springs gets very dusty in late summer. Please avoid riding it at that time of year. To help with erosion problems, please don’t lock up your brakes!

Trailhead: From Hood River, head 31 miles south on Highway 35 to forest road 44 on the left. Drive up the 44 Road 5.4 miles to the Bottle Prairie trailhead on the left. (1 hour)

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July 24 ride… dusty, but I am from Vancouver and ride in a rain forest. I have never done the ride and for those seeking information on the ride… start with a small grunt up the hill, long flowing single track (very fun, but for evry force there is an equal and opposite force) and the start of the long climb back to the parking lot. Good thing this ride finihes with a short single track downhill section. Oh, it was about 90 up there today, hot and dry.

Update: 7.3.2010
It was awesome today! Cool, not too dusty at all…fantastic! Trail in great shape. Catherine and I rode it and loved every bit.

Not dusty, totally clear of debris. Lupine and paintbrush and daisies lining the trail. Beautiful day. Trail is in perfect shape. Clear skies… we could see Adams, Ranier, St. Helens and Hood. Only one other rider.

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