Wilson River Wagon Road Trail
ElevationAscent: 660' 201 m
Descent: -487' -148 m
High: 1,929' 588 m
Low: 1,575' 480 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“This trail combines a somewhat technical climb with tight forest singletrack.”— Brock Warner
After the mellow ending of Nels Rogers Trail, expect a steady climb for almost two miles. Some parts of this climb are going to have more technical sections, mostly combinations of roots and rocks. There will be some substantial root drop-offs--but coming from the other direction! It's a great place to practice those techy climbing XC skills. After the climb the trail mellows out again as it rolls along to the University Falls Trailhead. Following the Gravelle Brothers Trail across the road leads to the finish of the Browns Camp Loop.
However, turning left and following University Falls Road for about a half mile will yield the western sections of the Wilson River Wagon Road Trail. The singletrack snakes off to the left into the forest, quickly climbing up onto a bluff sidelining the gravel road. This rough and rowdy segment continues for only about another half mile. Because it is on the edge of the forest, expect a lot of overgrowth in the warmer months of the year.
The trail crosses the road again and dumps back into the forest and returns to a truer image of its former self, providing deeper forest singletrack briefly. The short, super steep and oddly one-off Horseshoe Trail can be accessed here.
Crossing the road yet again starts a long straight downhill to the Stagecoach Horse Camp trailhead, which is a staging area for equestrians.
As said above, the long, eastern segment which is part of the Browns Camp Loop is the part most people will ride. The western sections, when combined with the Side Step Trail, can provide a short, rougher side-loop attached to the larger loop.
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Land Manager: Oregon Department of Forestry