This trail is located on the former Hines Railroad Grade. Traveling on this trail takes you through steep grades, filled to accommodate railroad traffic, deep cuts through rocky hills and flat, open areas. It is rated "most difficult."
Parking and Trail Access
Access: From Prairie City, take County road 62 approximately 19 miles to Summit Prairie. From Summit Prairie travel west on Forest Service road 16 to Forest Service road 1600133. Travel on Forest Service road 1600133 to the junction with Forest Service road 1600097 where the trailhead is located.
Steep grades for biking
"Lots of climbing for a joy ride in the summer heat. Although this wasn't the greatest fun-ride, I came back in the spring and had a great hike filled with wonderful views and lots of wildflowers.
Bring water if it's warm. Nice area of the country ...
We attempted to bike this trail last summer but soon gave up. The scenery is reasonably nice but the surface is very rocky.