Cook''s Meadows Trail 639 - Trail, Mt Hood, Oregon

Cook''s Meadows Trail 639 - Trail, Mt Hood, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

I''m riding it this weekend (7/6/06), so discription will be posted next week.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 04, 2008]
Cheneysgrilluvsbush
Cross Country Rider

This is great little trail, make it a loop through high prairie, hit it following an out and back on SRT, or link it with Dog River for a longer ride. It has everything that is great about the area with hints of SRT, Knebal Springs, Dog River, High Prairie, and 8-Mile. The trail had been trashed for years, and dispite you diligently paying for your Forest Pass every year, the Forest Circus never cleared it (Once again proving that the Forest Pass is a double taxation that only works to discourage those less fortunate from being able to enjoy our National Forests...OK, off the soapbox).

Anyway, THE TRAIL IS BACK IN COMMISSION!! I have cleared the trail of down logs most of the debris. The trail does have a couple of small sticks and the bed of the trail needs some help being re-established. So please go out and ride it!...and when you do, try to kick one or more stick(s) off the trail.

This trial was almost left alone to die. MTB'rs don't have an abundance of trails to ride out there. Please help stand up for the ones we still have...become an advocate and make sure your favorite trial is looked after.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 23, 2007]
Brian Eggleton
Cross Country Rider

Trail #639 is covered in downed trees, from what I gather from the 2006 fire season. I can't recommend it as it so covered in downed trees it's not even fun to ride. It is wild and beautiful back up on the trail, super quiet. There is a way around this trail to create a loop on the trails below High Prairie that leads into Bottle Prairie. The trail is super steep in places and due to the number of carries over large downed trees this is a demanding and time consuming ride.

Customer Service

I rode the trail up the ridge from the junction with Surveyor's Ridge. Not sure why one would ride it down - I only used it to access the trail that descends to Bottle Prairie.

Similar Products Used:

Knebal Springs, Dog River, Bottle Prairie/15 Mile and 8 Mile are all rides off 44 that are worthwhile

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 07, 2006]
OffRoadRoadie
Cross Country Rider

We rode it from the junction of Hwy44/Dog River trail 675/Surveyor's Ridge trail 688 to road 4410, then up road 4410 to High Prairie. @ 6.2 miles one-way.
Take trail 688 for 1 mile and look for the Cooks Meadows trail 639 which veers to the right (old signs show it as trail 439), trail crosses hwy44 then continues up hill for 2.2 miles (18-20% inclines) then drops down 1 mile before coming out onto road 4410.
The Forest Service hasn't cleared this trail of down trees for 2006, call before riding or add an additional 2 hours to finish the ride (Cooks Meadows trail has 30+ down trees forcing you to hikeabike). The last mile was gentle rolling downhill through dense woods.
Plans are calling for volunteers to assist the FS in cutting out down trees after the 06 fire season. A re-design of the trail is in the FS master plan.
Nice downhill trail from High Prairie, and a good way to avoid the heavy traffic on trail 450. Trailhead sign at road 4410 jct is missing, so be on the lookout if coming down road 4410 from High Prairie.

Customer Service

Down from High Prairie.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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