Browder Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Linn County, Oregon. It is within Willamette National Forest. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 4,027 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,142 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.
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"Browder Ridge is a little-known alternative to nearby and much more popular Iron Mountain (Hike 47). Although the trail is less crowded, the scenery is equally spectacular, with similarly impressive old-growth forests at lower elevations, the same grand meadows filled with acres of wildflowers along the ridge top, and equally breathtaking views from the summit.Despite the trailhead’s name, the trail does not follow Gate Creek. Instead it leaves the stream immediately and switchbacks up a hillside covered with an impressive old-growth forest of Douglas firs. But these are only the first and most notable of the conifer species you encounter onthis hike. There are also Pacific silver and noble firs, western red and Alaska yellow cedars, western white pines, and western and mountain hemlocks. In fact, this is one of the most diverse forests in Oregon."
--Douglas Lorain, 100 Classic Hikes in Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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