Hidden Meadows Trail #472 (Bonney Meadows)

  

Views of Mt. Hood across lush meadows. Wildflowers and huckleberries in season. Trail use is low to moderate and is open June through September depending on weather. It's a popular mountain biking loop that connects with Hidden Meadows and Boulder Lake trail systems. The trail connects with the Bonnie Meadows campground.   Access from Bonney Meadows Trailhead.

From Bonney Meadows Campground follow Boulder Lake Trail #463 for .2 miles to the intersection with #472. Turn right and follow #472 for .2 mile to the intersection with Forest Creek Trail #473. (Trail #473 turns left at this intersection.) Proceed straight on Hidden Meadows Trail # 472 for ¼ mile where it meets Bonney Meadows Trail #471 and stay left at this junction. Follow signs through forested and cleared areas to spur road 121 to a sign for the Forest Creek Loop Trail #473 on right. 

To complete a 6.5 mile loop continue on Forest Creek Loop Trail #473 north. From here Trail #473 begins with a moderately difficult climb to the ridge above Boulder Creek drainage. After 1 mile, it crosses spur road 123 and continues on a moderate climb to cliff-side overlooks of Little Boulder and Boulder Lakes before descending to its intersection with Hidden Meadows Trail #472. Turn right to return to Bonney Meadows Campground.

Trail maintenance is accomplished thanks to the help of the 44 Trails Association.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail cleared 07/21/2020
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within designated wilderness.
Closest Towns: Wamic, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Barlow Ranger District, Dufur Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

Access from Bonney Meadows Trailhead.

From Tygh Valley, OR -  Follow Wamic Market road for approximately 6 miles.  Continue onto Rock Creek / White River Road for another 7 miles.  Once you reach the forest boundary you will be on Forest Road 48 which you will follow for approximately 11 miles.  Turn right and head North on Forest Road 4890 for 3.6 miles.  Once you reach a 4-way intersection continue north onto 4891.  FR 4891 is an unimproved road and may require high clearance or four-wheel drive.  Follow FR 4891 for 4 miles and the entrance to Bonney Meadows will be on the right.

From Sandy, OR -  Follow Highway 26 East to merge onto Highway 35 North.  Continue on Hwy 35 for 4.5 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 48.  Continue on 48 for 6.8 miles.  Turn left and head North on 4890 for 3.6 miles.  Once you reach a 4-way intersection continue north onto 4891.  FR 4891 is an unimproved road and may require high clearance or four-wheel drive.  Follow FR 4891 for 4 miles and the entrance to Bonney Meadows will be on the right.

From Hood River, OR -  Follow Highway 35 South for 34 miles.  Turn left onto Forest Road 48.  Continue on 48 for 6.8 miles.  Turn left and head North on 4890 for 3.6 miles.  Once you reach a 4-way intersection continue north onto 4891.  FR 4891 is an unimproved road and may require high clearance or four-wheel drive.  Follow FR 4891 for 4 miles and the entrance to Bonney Meadows will be on the right.

Final stretches of road are unimproved and not recommended for trailers and passenger cars. Please contact the ranger district for road conditions. Park along the shoulder near the trailhead for day use. 

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.2 miles

  Elevation : 
4200'-5200'

 

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