Eightmile Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near The Dalles, OR and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Hwy. 26 to Jct. Hwy. 35. Take Hwy. 35 north approx. 10 miles to Forest Service Road 44. Turn right onto Rd. 44 then left onto Rd. 4430 to Eight mile Campground. This trail, constructed in 1996, originates out of the picnic area.
it would have been a nice trail, but it has not been maintained recently, leaving us to climb over/under/ around fallen trees and debris along the trail.
walked this trail with mixed feelings. Narrow trail. mostly singal file. encountered many mountain bikes. not many places for either to move aside to let pass or to rest. nice trail tho. steep elevation climb at either end of loop. east end if going up is steap climb with switchbacks. west end is easier for going up.