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Flagline Access Trail

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Length
2.08 mi
Elevation
508'
Rating
Forecast

Conditions change hourly. Range from hero dirt, mud, ice, puddles, or snow. If the ground was frozen overnight, ride early before it thaws.

Trail Reports

  • Tristan S November 11, 2018 at 8:42 amSnowy. There’s a touch of thaw in one or two spots but mostly it’s snow. There was a good bit of hiking done to make it up.
  • Zach Blickman November 3, 2018 at 8:40 pmSmall tree down a mile or two from Dutchman. No snow on trails, just a couple of soggy patches... tip top conditions!
  • Natalie Herse October 29, 2018 at 4:27 pm5-7" snow at the trailhead. Get the skis out.
  • Ryan Pedersen October 14, 2018 at 8:35 pmNo sign of tree. Trail gnomes have been very active lately.
  • Ray Gauthier October 13, 2018 at 9:13 amTree down 1/4 mile from parking lot as of Friday, 10 - 12" diameter. Trial riding very nice right now!
  • Ryan Pedersen June 23, 2018 at 8:08 pmCleared the last of the dead fall on Flag Access. Snow up top as Natalie mentioned. Rode Flag Access, Upper Flag to Met Win to top of first meadow, and rest of Upper Flag out and back. Must have just missed ya!!
  • Natalie Herse June 23, 2018 at 7:20 pmA couple snow patches remain mostly towards Middle Flagline but lots of perfect tread. Well worth the areas you have to walk. Moved a few little downed trees. I can only recall one tree down not far from Dutchman.
 

Trail Description

The Flagline Access trail takes you from the Dutchman Flat snow park to both Upper Flagline and Middle Flagline for some amazing high alpine goodness. Flagline Access is usually cleared mid to late July of both snow and deadfall, and is one of the most scenic in the area. The old growth forest is a thing of beauty, and you have time to enjoy it as you will be climbing some pretty steep grades on your way to the other alpine trails.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Flagline Access

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  1. Tristan S says:

    Snowy. There’s a touch of thaw in one or two spots but mostly it’s snow. There was a good bit of hiking done to make it up.

  2. Zach Blickman says:

    Small tree down a mile or two from Dutchman. No snow on trails, just a couple of soggy patches… tip top conditions!

  3. Natalie Herse says:

    5-7″ snow at the trailhead. Get the skis out.

  4. Ray Gauthier says:

    Tree down 1/4 mile from parking lot as of Friday, 10 – 12″ diameter. Trial riding very nice right now!

    1. Ryan Pedersen says:

      No sign of tree. Trail gnomes have been very active lately.

  5. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Cleared the last of the dead fall on Flag Access. Snow up top as Natalie mentioned. Rode Flag Access, Upper Flag to Met Win to top of first meadow, and rest of Upper Flag out and back. Must have just missed ya!!

  6. Natalie Herse says:

    A couple snow patches remain mostly towards Middle Flagline but lots of perfect tread. Well worth the areas you have to walk. Moved a few little downed trees. I can only recall one tree down not far from Dutchman.

  7. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Decently fun until you get close to the start of the big climb where the deep snow abounds. There are 3 trees that need to be cleared in the 7-9″ range and quite a few snow drifts but most are easily ridden over.

  8. We were able to ride from Dutchman Sno Park to Middle Flagline. There’s still some snow, but nothing that required a hike.

  9. Ryan Pedersen says:

    No change as of 9/27. I turned back after about 30 yards from Dutchman TH

  10. Tristan S says:

    Deep slush puddles, snow, and general winteriness await you on Flagline Access as of 2017-09-18

  11. Tom Lomax says:

    Trail is cleared from Dutchman to intersection with Flagline which is closed until 8/15.

  12. Gary Reynolds says:

    12 deadfall across trail in first mile, one 3 or 4 foot diameter tree across trail at about mile 2.

  13. Kerry Witterschein says:

    Ran from Dutchman out Flagline Access today. 3-4 large ish trees down and 2-3 smaller ones within first 2 miles. First mile is good then hit small snowpatches every so often. Turned back at Flagline junction 2 miles out. At that Left turn away from Flagline within 50 meters you hit massive down trees and 4 feet of hard snow. Its melting though, all you hear is water flowing underneath. Maybe 2 weeks.

    1. Tom Lomax says:

      Hi Kerry. Thanks for posting report. I am trails steward for that piece and sounds like there is some work to do. Snow is going pretty quick up high. Have fun out there.

  14. Zach Blickman says:

    Struggled through lots of snow and finally made it to Flagline, but lost the trail and had to turn back. Last ride of the season?

  15. Natalie Herse says:

    No more snow. No mud. It’s perfect.

  16. Tristan S says:

    Good amount of snow on the ground on flagline access. It was a bit of a mess today. A good amount of walking was necessary today, throughout the access trail to the top of the climb. Barring some serious warm spells, I’m not sure flagline will be easily accessible again this year.

  17. Packy Deenihan says:

    decent amount of snow at top

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