Explore the most popular hiking trails near Brightwood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


Very pretty but pretty rudimentary trail system. The stream is dry as of 9/17 but it’s still worth the wooded parts

Super easy, but lots of cool bridges and trees. Nice relaxing hike. Our dog loved it. Currently (as of Friday 8/31) the waterfall is a little dry. You can hear the water, but you can’t really see a falls, just rocks. Still a fun hike though.

Mountain bike only. Hikers stay out. Unless you want us to start ripping up Ramona falls.

Super simple, they're working on adding more trails this summer.
Bathroom on site which is always handy!

Nice, pleasant walk. Went about 9am before it got hot. Saw a couple people with their dogs. Lots of trees so it’s ginger friendly. Kinda out of the way for so short a loop, but great of your local.

Technical ride at the top that changes into rollers and banks at the bottom. Really solid ride for an intermediate+ rider. I would now recommend the top section for beginner riders but the bottom is likely okay. Very fun ride and reasonable climb as it’s is paved and not too steep. Will be returning.

this was a really pretty hike and I loved seeing all the baby salmon fry!

Lovely little hike with pretty mimosa covered trees and fern understory. Rosie our dog loved it too!

This hike was an awesome little hike. It's a great hike for kids and family to get out and enjoy the beautiful forest near Brightwood.

Great little hike. I GPS’d it and took the longer north loop hike. About 1.8 miles in total. I would definitely rate this very easy, there is little to no incline and this is more of a small nature guided hike than anything. Bathrooms located at trailhead, easy to find. Beautiful green scenery.

This is mostly a biker trail. Still a nice hike lots of shades of green.

Simple easy hike. Beautiful

We hiked this trail on a rainy day so no views. It was very confusing as the trails were not marked well. It was a nice woodsy trail and few bikers on it probably due to the rain.

Friday, September 15, 2017

This is a mountain bike only area! 99% of the trails in Oregon are for hiking only because of hatred and bigotry by a select few hikers towards families bicycling on trails. Yet hikers want to walk on steep downhill directional trails built and maintained by mountain bikers????
Walking dogs on the trail really!???

This is not a walking trail. It is a bike trail
Very dangerous for hikers, Do not hike this trail.
Not recommended.
Beautiful walk but it belongs to the bikers.

It was good, but the major drawback was that there were a lot of mountain bikers on the trail. I wish I looked into it further and knew it was predominantly a biker trail.
However, I really enjoyed it.

This trail system is amazing! I go every weekend and it has a lot of variety in trail.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

This is a mountain bike only area

Easy, fun mountain biking trail. I crashed a few time, but it was still fun. The trail is around 15 miles with ascent around 3000 Ft and decent around the same.

The Sandy Ridge Full Tour is comprised of three different downhill runs and is an excellent way to see most of the trail system.
Starts with a pedal up Homestead Road to the lower trail-head to the upper kiosk.

First run: Jump on Follow the Leader (like eating dessert first!)and get your thrills on the very first run. Although it starts mellow with a few big boulders and a couple of scree fields, the excitement and challenge ramp up quickly after fording Little Joe Creek. From there, the trail drops 350 feet in the next mile with some exposure and big grade reversals.

At the bottom make a right and dump out to Homestead and pedal back up to the top.

The second helping will have your your legs and arms burning by then end. Tackle Rock Drop, a short climb to access Communication Breakdown. Settle in for a bit more pedaling - you'll be rewarded with a couple of stellar views and a steady descent to Quid Pro Flow. Frm here enjoy some jump action with big tables, rollers and a few hips.

Roll into Three Thirty Eight for a short connection to Two Turntables and a Microwave. Drop in off a shallow rock slab and then whip through a few tight berms. From there the trail stretches out and travels pretty fast into a big berms. The bottom portion of the trail is fast, loose and tight. Have fun and hang on tight!

Join Hide and Seek briefly above a major creek crossing. Check your speed before rumbling over the wet armored section that make a tight right hand turn into a bridge. From here, ride the Hide and Seek connector back out to Homestead Road.

effing rad. just go ride it.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

Me and 2 buddys did this trail prior to completion and it was epic!!! The 3 miles of uphill paved road to the starting point of the downhill trail was not all that exciting for me, but the technical downhill sections made it all worth it!!

mountain biking
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quite a ride to the top but well worth it. Has all kinds of features novice to expert.

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