Brown Mountain Loop - Trail, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Brown Mountain Loop - Trail, Klamath Falls, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

Fairly gentle, technical uphills and good descents, about 1500 ft of climbing over the route. About 5 miles of paved road to connect the loop on the back side. Rest is single and double track

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 05, 2010]
Chuck Curtis
Weekend Warrior

I used to rid this trail a lot maybe every few weeks but I had taken 5 years off of the bike. My buddy and I just started riding a month ago and thought this would be a great first ride out. We started between Fish lake and Lake of the woods so we had the hard climb out of the way right of the bat but when we got down on road 37 about 3/4 mile down there is a new section that was not there 5 years ago so we took it. It adds 4 more miles of single track to the ride and a bunch of extra climbing, a little more technical then the first climb but still do-able puts you out on the est sice of Fish lake. Great fun ride. :)

Off of the new section after you hit the fire road and drop down the side of the mountian you will come to a gate and just past that there is another section that climbs back up to the Brown Mt trail 4 1/2 miles (next time)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 27, 2007]
honsing
Cross Country Rider

Just rode yesterday for the second time in two years. Start at Fish Lake Dam where there is a campground, ride clockwise. Fish Lake section easy single trek, four miles. Catch High Lakes trail at Entrance to Fish Lake resort. Very easy schist trail that is really spectacular as it goes through lava fields, another 5.5 miles. Brown Mtn trail turn off easy, trail goes back to unprepared single trek with LOTS of roots, rocks and huckleberry to hide the trail. Old growth sugar pines are nice. Next 7.5 miles are not fast as the constant rock/root delays. But challenging. Road 3705 is paved, but the trail has been extended another mile beyond this year. Pick up an old logging road that brings you back to 3705, then 5 miles back to car. Total of 23 miles.

Customer Service

I park as the Fish Lake Dam, ride clockwise. May want to park at High Lakes Trail too. Seems that most of Brown Mtn's downhill would be this way.

Similar Products Used:

Chenaquepin Mtn Loop. Easy for beginngers. 25 miles. Maybe 1 or 2 stars. Start at Howard Prarie Lake area. More in Ashland, Talent watersheds which is much better.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 27, 2007]
Patrick K Honsinger
Cross Country Rider

I rode this yesterday, starting at the south end of Fish Lake. Fish Lake section is about 4 miles of easy single trek. The High Lakes hook-up, at the Fish Lake boat ramp/entrance, is easy enough to find but look for signs and don't head off on the PCT. The spectacular lava flows of the High Lakes is not technical and about 5.5 miles long to the Brown Mtn Trail fork. Heading south here, the single trek is uphill (900') through some old growth and is not particularly interesting. Lots of roots, rock gardens with some technical skill required. The last 5 miles of Brown Mtn are fun, but hard to get up speed due to constant overgrowth by huckleberry and unseen rock gardens and tree roots of the giant sugar pines. Remember, Brown Mtn is a lava dome volcano and the trails reflect this fact!

Customer Service

Clockwise from Fish Lake. 17 miles on dirt, the last 6 are on logging road/pavement, still remote and beatiful. Both times I've ridden this trail, rarely see many others.

Similar Products Used:

I hear Rye Spur is good. Not much else around here from what I know.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 09, 2004]
kONANATE
Cross Country Rider

good fast trail take you about an hour and a half to do the loop 22 miles or so , I always take it from the fishlake side that way I have the down hill at the meeting of brown mountian and high lakes trail, found bear crap on the trail and the huckleberrys are comming so watch out for bumps in the road:>)good fun work out but theres better stuff to the east and the west....

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 24, 2000]
Tim

I was pleased with the technical climbing sections. Nothing too steep but still tricky. The down hill about halfway is fantastic! Screaming single track! Good workout for a Sunday afternoon.

Customer Service

Do this with plenty of daylight. We got back in the dark!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
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