Pioneer Bridle Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Pioneer Bridle Trail is a 14.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

14.9 miles
2270 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


road biking



this is only moderate due to length, it's easy and earshot of hwy 26.

16 days ago

Easy hike between a creek and yhe road. Not much solitude to this one. would be a good spot for a trail run or someone new to mountain biking.

2 months ago

This is an ok hike. Easy walk I’ve only walked this trail in the winter so I haven’t encountered bikes but there is a lot of road noise. It’s a beautiful trail with a good layer of snow though. Some of the side roads that you pass are nice to explore as well.

5 months ago

Fun downhill ride on a mountain bike starting above the rest stop in Govt Camp. Only one uphill section. Trail ends at Tollgate but if you continue to Zig Zag you can catch the Mt Hood Express bus back up to your car. Not recommended for hikers.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

This trail receives a lot of bike traffic (uphill and downhill) and is by the highway so you get some road noise. Okay, but there are better trails around.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Hiked 6 miles of the trail since it was close to camp. Nice easy hike that parallels Mt Hood highway. Connect to Still creek trail for a longer and quieter hike.

Friday, June 28, 2013

this trail is multi-use, bikes on trail both ways, if you are not in hiking shape go down, this is a good hike many alternate starting and stopping points since it parallels hwy 26 most of the way. we did about 6 mile of it leaving the last flat part from camp creek to rhode out. it also has some interesting hisrtorical features you might want to research prior to the hike.

8 months ago