#25: Mill Creek Road • 14.1 mi • 2154 ft • gravel, paved
Mill Creek departs from more or less the center of The Dalles, follows Mill Creek into a forest, then ascends all the way to the the top of the ridgeline above.
The road is mostly an easy spin along the creek. Eventually the pavement ends… “and the West begins.” Continue through onto Mill Creek Ridge road if you want to exit human civilization for a world of four-wheeler tracks, shotgun shells, abandoned cars. I once stopped early into a ride on Mill Creel at the Sandoz Farm stand and bought teriyaki pork jerky. I was glad to have it, hours later, as I lugged my bike over tree after tree on Mill Creek Ridge.