44 Trails Conditions Report – Knebal and Eightmile OPEN


44 trails singletrackWe’ve got more trails open in time for the long weekend!

Here’s the latest report as of Thursday May 25, 2017

Knebal Springs Trail #474 – Cleared and OPEN – a few snow patches but ridable
Bottle Prairie Trail #455 – Cleared and OPEN – a few snow patches but ridable
Eightmile Trail #496 – Cleared and OPEN – a few snow patches but ridable
Oak Ridge Trail #688A – Cleared and OPEN
Super Connector – Cleared and OPEN
Dog River Trail # 675 – Cleared and OPEN
Surveyor’s Ridge Trail #688 – Cleared and OPEN

15 Mile / Cedar Creek loop trails #456/#457 – CLOSED – SNOW / BLOWDOWN

Cooks Meadow
 trail #639 – CLOSED – SNOW / BLOWDOWN
Lookout / #450 – CLOSED – SNOW / BLOWDOWN

The 44 Road is fully open but the 4410 and other spur roads in the area still have snow, especially above 4,000 feet. High country trails like Gunsight, Boulder, Forest Creek are still under significant snow.

Enjoy the lower elevation riding – the dirt is in great shape but there are wet sections, even on Knebal and Eightmile – so please be mindful.

Eightmile and Knebal campgrounds are also open.

Ride Your F#%ing Bike – Movie / Fundraiser – June 8

Movie fundraiser for 44T

What: Movie / Raffle / Beer / Food – proceeds to benefit 44 Trails Association
When: 7pm – 9pm Thursday, June 8, 2017
Where: Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen – 1235 State Street Hood River, Oregon – next-door to Dirty Fingers Bike Shop

Join 44 Trails, Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen and Dirt Fingers Bike Shop for the new Ride Your F#%ing Bike movie from Fox Racing showing on June 8 at Kickstand in Hood River. Proceeds from raffle tickets, beer sales and donations to benefit 44 Trails Association.

44 Trails Conditions Report – May 2017

Here’s the latest spring trail update for the 44 Trails mountain bike trail network.

The 44 road is snow free and open and lower elevation trails are opening up. There is still snow and blowdown on the trail system but there a few things opening up for access: Here’s what we know as of May 19:

Surveyor’s #688 is open and rideable

Dog River #675 is open and rideable

You will find blowdown and isolated snow patches on much of the remaining trail system. Trails on the east side are more apt to be snow free, but we have not had any large scale blowdown removal yet. If you head up and ride – we’d love to hear what you find to help prioritize our blowdown removal. 44 at 44trails dot org is the place to send trail reports.


The Era of Megafires – Hood River, White Salmon, Stevenson

MegafiresThe Era of Megafires is a 60-minute, multi-media presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and features the work of wildfire photographer, John Marshall. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts and compelling photography. The videos are produced by award-winning documentary film company, North 40 Productions, of Wenatchee, WA.

The presentation is designed to educate audiences across the West so that they may better participate in the conversation and solutions surrounding the Megafire issue.

May 22 – Stevenson, WA – 7pm Stevenson High School

May 23 – Underwood, WA – 7pm Underwood Community Center

May 24 – Hood River, OR – 7pm Hood River Middle School