Bonney Meadows Road

Government Camp, Oregon (HoodRiver County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: 04/01 - 12/01
Length: 5.21 miles
Highest Elevation: 5385 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Government Camp
Nearest Town w/ Services: Government Camp
Official Road Name: 4891
Management Agency: Mount Hood National Forest
District: Barlow Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Bonney Meadows Road
Starting at the notch between the Hood River drainage, the White River drainage, and Boulder Creek Basin, Bonney Meadows Road wanders through the forest and across a fun shelf road on its way down to the paved forest roads in the Barlow Road corridor. Huge meadows full of wildflowers peak through the forest to the east of the road. A fun side trail to an aerial raptor highway is just a mile from a great Forest Service campground. Down at lower elevations, old clear cuts are thick with young trees and dispersed camping.

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Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY - MODERATE )

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is at a Y intersection between Bennett Pass Road and Bonney Meadows Road. A hiking trail goes over the ridgeline here. It is common on popular weekends to see mountain bikes in the area. There is enough room for 4-5 vehicles to park and allow traffic to pass.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Government Camp

This trail begins at waypoint 7 of Bennett Pass Road.

Camping

Dispersed
Designated

Trail Reviews (13)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: thank you for your response. I noticed that access is via Bennett Pass Road. Is that trail suitable for my rig at WP 6? Your suggestions about this or for any other trails that would be suitable are appreciated.
–Reese Kessler (05/04/2022)
–Douglas Van Bossuyt (05/04/2022)
Q: I’m planning to be in Oregon in early June. Is this trail suitable for pulling a 14” Offgrid Trailer with a lifted $Runner and dispersed camping? Any other trails that you might recommend?
–Reese Kessler (04/27/2022)
–Douglas Van Bossuyt (05/03/2022)
–Reese Kessler (04/27/2022)

Writer Information

Douglas Van Bossuyt

Mapping Crew - Oregon

Douglas grew up riding in the back of pickups in Oregon and California. He comes from a long line of overlanders and adventurers dating back to the Mayflower and the Oregon Trail. During a stint working in Colorado, Douglas fell in love with the offroad scene and immediately gravitated toward the Toyota crowd. His first 4x4 was a 1988 Toyota 4runner nicknamed Goldilocks. After a year of running many of the iconic trails throughout the front range in the fully stock Goldilocks running on bald tires, it was time for an upgrade. Goldilocks went off to a new home and the Albino Rhino came home. The Albino Rhino is a built 1986 Toyota 4runner ready for any adventure anywhere at any time. During the week, Douglas works on systems engineering and architecture problems in California. Douglas also enjoys backpacking -- especially in the central Sierras in California -- scuba diving along the Oregon and California coasts, and riding his motorcycle on the Pacific Coast Highway. Most weeknights you can find Douglas under his truck in the driveway performing maintenance or fixing the latest trail damage.
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