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Browns Camp

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 49

This trail is one of the best trail I have ridden in oregon. It has no bad side. It is 98% technical singletrack loop that rolls and dips. There are some spots that get really technical and are great places to have ego battles with friends to see who can ride without dabbing. There is a waterfall you can include and PLENTY of forest scenery. The trail is physically challenging in places and will keep you engaged. Bring plenty of water. There are no trailhead fees. The trail starts and ends in uphills. The loop ends in a gravel area about 200 yards from the parking lot that you see on the way in. It is best to ride this trail with someone who knows it (like me...e-mail me with questions) or to have a map and a good portion of time. There are very few places to lose the trail where it crosses gravel roads. This is a physically and technically challenging trail, but the rewards are huge. GIVE IT A TRY!
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Latitude
45.51308360513238
Longitude
-122.70835876464844
Trail Directions
Starting from Portland, OR. You take 26 west for about 1/2 hour until you meet State Route 6 (also called the Wilson River Highway). Stay on Highway 6 to the coast range mountains and when you are near the pass/summit (about another 1/2 hour from the HWY 26), look for a turn off on your left and a Browns Camp sign. Turn and take the first immediate left. This will take you up a tiny road to the parking lot. To get on the trail, ride uphill on the only uphill road out of the parking lot for about 20 feet and get on the singletrack trail on your right.
Trail Length
15-20 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Portland...ish
   


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Review Date
October 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: smileskt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
GREAT trail!!! Pretty easy to navigate if you follow the hiking trail signs. We had more trouble finding State Route six. We are from Northern California so we loved the shaded trail. Loved the downhill parts, had to walk some of the uphill (out of shape). Lots of fum sections to practice you skills. We are not intermediate riders, more beginner/intermediate, but we were able to finish the trail and enjoyed it!! Thanks for all the tips.

Recommended Route:
Historic Route trail, start to the right of the bathrooms on the extreme uphill



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Review Date
August 28, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: spiderfro ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trail!!! I was on business trip from SoCal, and yesterday, I rented Mojo HD from Fat Tire Farm (great services!!!). I loved this trail!!! Great weather to ride too. It has lots of short climbs, twisty fast single track with roots and rocks. I'm used to loose dirt and rocks in SoCal, but this trail as covered in shade by tall trees. I loved every minute of it. I also met couple of guys at the trail head, and they were nice to let me tag along. I'm glad I did because there were few forks on the trail and I would have gotten lost for sure. One of the best rides I had in a long time!

Recommended Route:
Do not use the coordinates it is completely off!!! Follow the trail direction as it is written.



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Review Date
April 24, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: tefloncat ,  Racer

Summary:
Hands down BEST local single track within 45min of Portland. If I hand to pick only 1 trail I could ride the rest of my life this would be it. It offers everything for the intermediate to Pro, in my opinion you can practice all your skills yet at no point are you going to kill yourself. No long uphill drags or brake fading recents. That being said lots of technique building sections. Man I love this ride, can you tell? And if 1 lap isn't enough reverse direction and do 1 more or add Gales Creek.



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Review Date
November 18, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: JPDX ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is probably one of the most fun and challenging trails in the Tillamook forest. It is also one of the few loops you can do near Portland. The trail is mostly conifer forest, but towards the end there are more leaf trees and more mud, so only ride when dry or when it has not rained in at least a few days. I’ve ridden this trail on my hardtail (no fun, very rough) and on my FS bike. This trail is made for a good FS bike. It’ll make the climbs and roots a lot more fun. It’s always a fun cultural experience to watch the white trash motorbike folks out there too, they are actually pretty nice and keep to themselves.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise, I skip the first hill and go around on the road, keep left and catch the trail about 1 mile out on the right. It’s a decent warm up. Next time I go, I am going to ride out to the waterfall, then turn around and head back on trail. That way you will finish with a downhill and avoid the Gravell Bros. trail which is the most technical messed up climbing I’ve ever done. Lots of hike a bike in the last 2-3 miles. It’s still fun as a 8 mile loop, but I hate finishing on uphill forest roads!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gales Creek, the backside in the Timber area. Reehers camp trailhead. Ride that up all the way (gets steep in the last mile), then back down. 3 miles of total downhill. Watch for horses though. There are a couple other trails here now too not on the maps, they are good warm ups with almost no people or bikes ever on them.



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Review Date
June 18, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: CRAIG m ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pine needles on just about the whole trail. In Tillamook State Forest. OHV Area. It's a primo ORV Quad/ dirt bike area, But it's got a completly seperate trail for mt bikes.
It is signed "Historic hiking trail" throughout the trail. I would guess that is to keep the dirt bikes off. Seems like a good idea. Made it through the whole trail with out getting lost W/O a map or guide. Untill the end where the signage is messed up. I was kind of worried that I would get lost for hours. I went back to the trail exit and looked for bike tracks and I also heard the sound of hwy 6 and got out fine.
All in all I might like to do it as an out and back for 16 tough miles. There is also other trails That looked good too. Not really in Portland but its a kick ass trail have fun!

Recommended Route:
Out and back?

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Explore and let us know.



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