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Bottle Prairie Trail #455 vicinity map.

  

This popular mountain bike trail offers views of Mount Hood.  Combine this trail with Knebal Springs Trail #474 for an excellent 9 mile loop.

This trail starts at Knebal Springs Campground and ends at Bottle Prairie near Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44). From the campground, head southeast approximately 1.3 miles and cross Forest Road 4430-140. After crossing the road, head south 0.3 mile and turn right (there is a 0.2 mile spur trail heading east that takes you to Big Butte Road/Forest Road 4430).  From the junction head southwest 2.5 miles to Perry Point.  The trail joins Eight Mile Loop Trail #496 0.3 mile past Perry Point. Continue southwest 0.3 mile to the junction with Knebal Springs Trail #474.  Visitors can head south 0.1 mile on this trail to the trailhead at Forest Road 44. To make a 9 mile loop, head right (northwest) on Knebal Springs Trail #474 and travel 4.2 miles northeast to return to Knebal Springs Campground.

Sections of this trail are maintained thanks to the help of the 44 Trails Association.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No motor bikes
Closest Towns: Dufur, OR
Water: No
Restroom: (Bathrooms available at Knebal Springs Campground)
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Knebal Springs Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Barlow Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Hood River, OR follow Oregon Hwy 35 south for 26 miles, 0.15 mile past milepost 71, to Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44).  Turn left (east) on Forest Road 44 and go 5.3 miles to Forest Road 17 (signed for Knebal Springs Campground).  Head straight on Forest Road 17 (Forest Road 44 curves right). After 0.5 mile, take the right fork onto Forest Road 1720. Stay on Forest Road 1720 for 2.7 miles to Forest Road 1720-150. Turn right onto Forest Road 1720-150 and go 0.2 mile into Knebal Springs Campground. Take the left fork into the campground and park on the left in an open grassy area at Knebal Springs Trailhead.

From Dufur, OR go west on Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44) for 16.7 miles to Forest Road 4430.  Turn north on Forest Road 4430 and go 4.5 miles to Forest Road 1720. Turn left (southwest) and go 0.9 mile to Forest Road 1720-150. Turn right onto Forest Road 1720-150 and drive 0.2 mile to enter Knebal Springs Campground. Take the left fork into the campground and park on the left in an open grassy area at Knebal Springs Trailhead.


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  Area/Length : 
4.8 miles

  Elevation : 
3800' - 5000'

 



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