Bonney Meadows Trail #471

  

This trail travels through sections of Badger Creek Wilderness . It is 5.5 miles in length and considered most difficult. Old growth spruce and cedar trees abound on this trail's lower reaches..

The north end of this trail can be accessed from Bonney Meadows Trailhead adjacent to Bonney Meadows Campground. From the trailhead (5,240), head downhill (southwest) 1.7 miles through the Badger Creek Wilderness to Forest Road 4890 (3,800’).  Follow Forest Road 4890 for 500 feet and rejoin the trail on the right (north) side of the road. Continue heading northwest on the trail, wrap around the hill, and head southwest 0.5 mile to Forest Road 48 (3,520’).  Cross Forest Road 48 and head down several switchbacks to the White River. Look for a ford upstream (NOT PASSABLE DURING HIGH WATER!) and continue 0.2 mile to Barlow Road (Forest Road 3530).

Follow Barlow Road south 0.1 mile and rejoin the trail on the right (west) side of the road.  Continue 0.1 mile on the trail to Barlow Creek Campground.  Follow the Barlow Creek Campground Road approximately 250 feet and rejoin the trail on the right (west) side of the road.  Continue uphill on the trail 0.2 mile to Forest Road 4300-220 (3,100’).  The trail enters Mount Hood Wilderness after crossing the road.  Continue uphill (south) 1.5 miles to the end of the trail at Forest Road 2610-250 (3,950’) near Catalpa Lake.

Portions of the trail have been maintianed by the 44 Trails Association.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Dufur, OR
Information Center: Barlow Ranger District, Dufur Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

Access from Bonney Meadows Trailhead.

From Hood River, OR take Oregon Hwy 35 south 32.5 miles, 0.25 mile after milepost 64, to Bennett Pass (Forest Road 3550).  Follow Bennett Pass Road for 3 miles and take the right fork onto Bonney Meadows Road (Forest Road 4891).   Go 1.2 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 4891-120.  Follow Forest Road 4891-120 for 0.15 miles and park at the northwest end of Bonney Meadows Campground. 

From Portland, OR follow US Hwy 26 for 31 miles east of Sandy, 0.75 mile after milepost 63, to Oregon Hwy 35.  Turn north onto Oregon Hwy 35 and follow it for 6 miles to Bennett Pass (Forest Road 3550).  Follow Bennett Pass Road for 3 miles and take the right fork onto Bonney Meadows Road (Forest Road 4891).  Follow Bonney Meadows Road 1.2 miles to Forest Road 4891-120.  Turn left onto Forest Road 4891-120, go 0.15 miles and park at the northwest end of Bonney Meadows Campground.


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  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

  Elevation : 
3100' - 5200'

 



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