2730-230 and 2730 Roads

Tygh Valley, Oregon (Wasco County)

Last Updated: 12/15/2021
3 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: 04/01 - 12/01
Length: 3.95 miles
Highest Elevation: 5173 feet
Duration: About 25 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Tygh Valley
Nearest Town w/ Services: Tygh Valley
Official Road Name: 2370-230 and 2370
Management Agency: Mount Hood National Forest
District: Barlow Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: 2730-230 and 2730 Roads
One can be forgiven for feeling as if an exciting adventure is close at hand while charging down the 2730-230 Road. A rough dirt track snakes through mixed stands of second growth, old growth, and clearcut timber. In the dry summer months, clouds of billowing dust give the distinct impression that this road leads to somewhere important and special. Alas, the end of 2730-230 comes in the form of the smooth blacktop ribbon of 2730. The 2730 Road continues through big stands of timber as it curls around the ridge below Flag Point Lookout on the way to the small village of Friend.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead at Cold Springs Road (0 mi)
The 2730-230 Road trailhead is at Waypoint 04 on the Cold Springs Road. The trailhead is easy to miss; it is wise to pay attention to the GPS waypoint in the GPX file available for this trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hood River

This trail starts at Waypoint 4 on Cold Springs Road.

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Trail Reviews (12)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Doug thank you for your awesome trail reviews. I am a big fan of the Badger Creek Wilderness. I am planning on making a trip from Little Badger Creek Campground, through the town of Friend to Badger Lake. Do you think I make this trip in one day?
–Paul (10/29/2018)
–Douglas Van Bossuyt (10/29/2018)

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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