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Browder Ridge Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.3 miles
Elevation
2000'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Mike Schmeiske August 18, 2018 at 6:16 pmVegetation along trail inhibit sight lines much more than previously in the season. Be watchful for very dusty and loose corners, especially in open areas (where the sight lines are tight). Still a blast!
  • Joe Myers June 3, 2018 at 7:43 pmTrail is clear. Thanks Lev, James, Wade and co.
 

Trail Description

Browder Ridge Trail connects to the West end of Gate Creek Trail, and you will be pleased if you ride up Browder Ridge and down Gate Creek. You can also access Heart Lake Trail at the top of the ridge, which is a short out-and-back to the peak above Heart Lake.

Browder Ridge begins as a steady climb through old growth forest and pops out into some alpine meadows before long. Once on the ridge, you will head back into the tree cover and ride through a burned section of the ridge. In and out of more meadows along the ridge until you reach the intersection of Heart Lake Trail and the continuation on Gate Creek Trail.

Half of this trail was covered in snow when we rode and cleared it in early 2017 with Trans-Cascadia, and we need to ride it again soon to get a better feel for the trail. From what I hear it’s amazing. That’s Adam Craig in the photos posted in the gallery.

At the Eastern end of the ridge there’s a rock outcropping you can ride out onto for some great Cascade views.

Hit up Horse Creek Lodge & Outfitters if you need a guide or a shuttle to Browder/Gate Creek.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Browder Ridge

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  1. Mike Schmeiske says:

    Vegetation along trail inhibit sight lines much more than previously in the season. Be watchful for very dusty and loose corners, especially in open areas (where the sight lines are tight). Still a blast!

  2. Joe Myers says:

    Trail is clear. Thanks Lev, James, Wade and co.

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