8 miles
Distance
1,761 ft
Climb
-1,761 ft
Descent
01:44:24
Avg time

Browns Camp Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Tillamook State Forest
    Timber, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Mainly late spring (April) to fall (early November), but can be ridden year round.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17848 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

This is an awesome cross country trail, with lots of roots and rocks and some faster downhill sections, along with a few steeper climbs. Punchy climbs await the most skilled.

It can be ridden in both directions, but most riders prefer a clockwise direction (if riding clockwise, there's a short climb out on a dirt road at the end that's no fun riding down). The loop follows the Wilson Wagon Trail (a historic trail) and the Gravelle Brothers Trail to make the loop.

Parts of the trail are a bit overgrown with vegetation, and its muddy after lots of rain and riders, but the drainage is much improved from what it was before 2010 (or so).

It's not a long nor tough ride, but for a longer ride this can be combined with a loop around Gale's Creek - the combined ride can be done as a figure 8, and thus avoids the dirt road that's part of the loop here. Adding the Storey Creek trail is another option.

Access Info

Access the trail head via by driving past Banks, Oregon on HWY6 heading west. Follow the signs to Brown's Camp. Once you turn off the highway and drive up, take the first left 80 yards from the highway and drive 150 yards to the kiosk on your right, trailhead is right behind the restroom/kiosk area. Very stealthy.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Browns Camp Loop bike trail
  • Altitude min
    1,316 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,935 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,626 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,626 ft
  • Grade max
    -55.638%
  • Grade min
    35.671%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,818 ft
  • Avg time
    01:44:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:25
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Browns Camp Loop Trail Reports

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      Oct 6, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Oct 6, 2019
      Looking good for fall. One tree still down at ~6.5.
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      A bit overgrown here and there with one fallen tree across the trail at about the 6.5 mile mark clockwise. This is an active ATV and motorcycles...
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 4:28pm
      Jul 18, 2019
      reporter Overgrown sections. Otherwise one of the best trails in Oregon.
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 10:01am
      Jun 30, 2019
      Downed Tree around 4.5 mile mark
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 2:06pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      Few spots of standing water, a little dry in parts, but overall great.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 76 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag RaunchyHardtail (Jul 14, 2019 at 0:28)
       More trails like this please. This is great mountain biking, perfect even. Challenging beautiful singletrack. Best ridden fast or slow.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag D1L (18 hours ago)
       Muddy for the year likely......good again next spring
      [Reply]

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