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

Beautiful hike and well worth the miles, but there are some ailments!
First off, just an FYI, when you get to the pay station you DO NOT have to pay the day use fee! That’s only for the actual swimming and picnic area. When you drive through the campground, you’ll come to a trailhead and a big sign that says “trailhead parking, no fee”. It doesn’t say this at the pay station, which was a pain bc we ended up paying the fee!
You’ll actually start at the Badger Lake Trailhead and not the Fourmile one. Once you start, you’ll see a sign that will point you in the right direction. Throughout the rest, the hike is very poorly labeled. We got turned around multiple times and ended up on a portion of the PCT for a third of the hike (making us miss the top of the loop where a multitude of lakes and a canyon is). The PCT cut off will spit you back on the trail, but other than the trail head, none of the directional signs say Fourmile. So when you get to splits, make sure you check your GPS and go the right way. We ended up taking on almost 3 extra miles bc of this. There are also many fallen trees across the trail towards the last half, one pile so bad you have to leave the trail and trek around it to hop back on trail. This did not bother us, but may cause problems for others. Also, when you reach the end of the trail and try to go back to your cars... it’s super hard to find the trailhead again. Just hit the main road in the campground and walk back around. Save yourself the trouble we had of walking in circles trying to find the end trail where we had specifically started. Woo, that is all. Ps: bring deet.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike, although the mosquitoes by some of the lakes were pretty intense. I used PCT as a cutoff to avoid the unmaintained far sections, hike still came in at 14.2 miles

New trails opened. 5 additional extending East!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike and beautiful views! There is no water on this hike, so make sure to bring enough to share with your pups!! The first half of the hike is also mostly inclined and in the sun, so come prepared with sunscreen and dress accordingly when hiking during spring/summer. The second half of the trial is mostly downhill and super fun due to run due to the trail being built for bikes. So, be prepared to share the trail with mountain bikers and be courteous enough to step aside to let them pass. Didn’t have a mosquito problem in spring. Four stars due to the lack of shade and water.

backpacking
1 month 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.

Lots of options here! There are paved paths, nature tails, gravel paths, mild to steep incline, lovely views and tons of wildlife. We’ve seen deer, all the birds including an owl, and many other critters.
Paved paths are great for strollers. Lots of people on the trails walking dogs, running and just relaxing.
Very kid friendly.

Great Trail for hiking with dog, but keep alert for mountain bikers.

hiking
2 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.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome views, great trails! We loved taking our dog there and enjoying all the beautiful sights.

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

this is a great hiking and mountain biking trail. There are some really good views of Klamath Lake and even Mount Shasta on a clear day.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail with just the right amount of rocks. Would be awesome on a mountain bike. Some downhill jumps on the hooligan decent. The views are pretty, and the distance makes for a nice few hour loop on foot.

Great trail, beautifully constructed by Dirt mechanics and maintained by Klamath trails alliance. Fun flow trail for mtb and great views!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Good loop with lots of beautiful lakes. The trail that connects Blue Lake Basin back over to Meadow Lakes area is not well maintained. A lot of over, under, and around fallen trees. It really slowed our pace and it was during the major elevation change which is difficult anyway.

hiking
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!

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

nice views!

on Brown Mountain Trail

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 !!

walking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

I walked the first two miles starting at the Klamath Falls trailhead near Washburn and South 6th Street. Paved and flat it was a good chance to get a workout by speed walking. Cold out though. 30 degrees and a bit of snow.

hiking
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.

on OC&E Trail

mountain biking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

hiking
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nice open level hiking path. We followed from the town of Sprague River to Beatty (about 14 miles). A very nice hidden lake, and beaver dams. Very little shelter, so you are hiking out in the open most of the time. It was interesting, but large stretches of farm land sometimes got monotonous.

hiking
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.

on OC&E Trail

hiking
Thursday, March 26, 2015

This trail follows what used to be a railroad track converted into a nice trail. I've ridden my bike about 10 miles in this starting in K. Falls and going just out of town, this also works as a good running trail too. Very easy for kids since the trail is pretty much level most of the way.

road biking
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Great bike ride I have only made it to olene myself but it's a good ride. Can get pretty windy out there so if you have sensitive ears prepare..

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