Brown Mountain Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Klamath Falls, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.6 miles
583 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




Directions from Ashland: Access #1 (Forest Road. #3705) Take Highway 66 east half a mile past the Ashland Ranger Station to the Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Turn left on Dead Indian Memorial Highway and travel 22 miles to Forest road #37 (Big Elk Road). Turn left on to Forest road #37 and proceed 6 miles to forest road # 3705. Turn right onto road #3705 and continue 3.5 miles to the trailhead. Parking is available for 4 -5 vehicles using turnouts on the road. NOTE: If you have two vehicles leave one vehicle here and shuttle the second vehicle to Access #2. Park the second car there and hike a gentle downhill grade back to the first car. (Note that the trail description should now be read in reverse.)Access #2 (Forest Road. #3640) Follow directions to the trailhead in Access #1. From this trailhead, proceed southeast on road #3705 for 1 mile to the junction with forest road #3720 and continue for 1.5 miles to the junction with road # 700 and proceed 3 miles to road #3640. Turn left again and continue 1.5 miles to the intermediate trailhead. There is no developed parking, but a spur road about 200 feet north of the trail is adequate for two cars.

1 month ago

Great hike on very well maintained trail. Excellent trail construction across several lava fields. The hike is easy and good to see the difficulty updated to easy since earlier reviews. Great views of Mt. McLoughlin at several points. The hike does not have a marked end point so you can continue on past the turn around point on a very well maintained trail.

2 months ago

Great trail! Follows the PCT. Well-groomed, easy hike for all ages.

4 months ago

This was far from a difficult hike. It really should be labeled as easy. Very little elevation gain and a great maintained trail. We seen quite a few families out here and bicyclists.

5 months ago

Very easy trail with very gradual elevation changes, nothing hard. Hiked in mid-May 2018, about 4 miles in & back & no snow on the lower portion this year. Pretty views of Mt. McLouthlin & the lava flows. Lots of highway noise about 90% of the hike, but nothing too irritating. Not challenging for an avid hiker, more of a nature walk than hike. Trail very well maintained. Make note of which trail you come from at junctions, for your return. Would be great for kids. Pleasant day out & about.

7 months ago

Nice views, great for older kids to explore the geological offerings of the area!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beautiful hike! We hiked farther than the listed mileage and then some into the forest north of the lava fields. We came across a fair amount of other hikers the day were were out. Everyone was friendly and courteous. The views and landscape of this trail are stunning! I wish we'd have taken more time to just sit and enjoy the view. The trail is very well maintained, easy to follow, and not really all that difficult (no steep ups or downs). Definitely recommend this one!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Beautiful day. Not sure why it is rated as hard.

Monday, February 20, 2017

nice views!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hike was beautiful. Cold and scattered with snow. We didn't do the entire hike, but the trail was wide and the deep forest beautiful !!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We also hiked from 140 about three miles in, right to where the trail begins an obvious downgrade, then back. The trail is in fantastic shape, recently improved. The lava rocks are very cool looking, made me feel like I was on the moon. Views of McLaughlin are amazing on this trail. I would say the portion we completed was easy to moderate--certainly not difficult and required zero path finding.

Monday, April 20, 2015

We hiked this trail from highway 140 south about three miles and then back. It was a beautiful clear spring day, about 65 degrees mid day and still patches of snow in the shade. This trail skirts around a mountain made of lava and meanders in and out of the old flow. The trail is in excellent condition, improved with red pumice stones to make an even walkable path among the large boulders. Hiking back there are spectacular views of Mount McLoughlin. This stretch of the trail is not difficult, gradually gaining in elevation.

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