Pioneer Bridle Trail #795 is a hiking and biking trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood National Forest. It is 10.9 miles long and begins at 1,934 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,306 feet. The Mt. Hood Roasters cafe is near the trailhead. The Tollgate camp site and the Laurel Hill information board can be seen along the trail. There are also an information and a mineshaft along the trail.
Pioneer Bridle Trail #795 Professional Reviews and Guides
"The trail runs between Government Camp and Rhododendron in Northwest Oregon. Tread: This dirt and rock singletrack is in fair condition near Government Camp, but it becomes a wide, cobble-covered rut for long stretches after crossing U.S. Highway 26. Hazards: Equestrians, hikers, and cyclists are frequently encountered. Always maintain control and be prepared to yield to other trail users. Crossing U.S. Highway 26 is hazardous, especially on weekends when the stream of traffic is unbroken."
--Mark Wigg, Mountain Biking Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"The Pioneer Bridle Trail generally follows a section of the historic Barlow Road. In places the historic route is marked with signs, but in others one can only guess at its exact route. The fact is that there may have been several variations in the route as it descended the difficult Laurel Hill section. Laurel Hill was named for the rhododendrons that cover large parts of it.Western hemlocks, western red cedars, Douglas firs, and noble firs form a dense forest canopy as the Pioneer Bridle Trail leaves the Glacier View Sno-park and Trailhead. A reader board close to the trailhead maps out the winter ski trails. After checking the reader board, backtrack a few steps to a sign pointing out the Pioneer Bridle Trail and head west-northwest."
--Fred Barstad, Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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