Brown Mountain Tr1005

3D view of Brown Mountain Trail #1005

Overall: 7

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 5

Flow: 7

Singletrack: 98%

Brown Mountain Tr1005 is a nice loop ride around and through the Brown Mountain lava flows, near the Lake of the Woods resort.




Avg: 20mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2600'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 4hr





Combine with High Lakes Tr6200 for a fast afternoon ride.

Also check out Rye Spur Tr3771.

The non-wilderness portion of Mountain Lakes Tr3721 is covered on the High Lakes Tr6200 page.

Not drawn on the topo map, FR3640 and FR3705 provide southern access, and the area south of Brown Mountain Tr1005 is perfect for cross country skiing, in addition to trails near the Lake of the Woods resort.

The area doesn't have enough elevation change to create truly epic rides, but the clustering of several good rides near a resort area makes this one of the best Southern Oregon mountain bike destinations.

Directions: Park at the Visitors Center, across from the fire guard station on SR140. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Brown Mountain Trail #1005 Topo Map

Loop Directions

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Brown Mountain Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the Visitors Center, ride High Lakes Tr6200 to FR3601 or FR3640, then go left to Brown Mt Tr1005 and begin ascent.
  • 2.8mi: The forest boundary marks the end of the 700' climb, at 5656'
  • 5mi: Cross the Pacific Crest Trail, having more fun than any of those hikers.
  • 6.4mi: The trail follows the South Fork of Little Butte Creek then crosses it, using FR500.
  • 9.1mi: Trail merges with FR375 for .5mi. Go to the right onto FR350 at the fork, then go through 2mi of lava flow trail.
  • 11.8mi: Trail ends at FR900. Take this doubletrack 2mi to Fish Lake Tr1013, just past Fish Lk Tie Tr45477.
  • 13.8mi: Go right onto Fish Lake Tr1013, to High Lakes Tr6200. Ride back to the TH.



Trail Index

This Ride

Brown Mtn Trail 1005, High Lakes Trail 6200, Lollipop Loop Trail 45468

XC Ski


Aspen Point Campground, Doe Point Campground, Fish Lake Campground, North Fork Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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