Trail Difficulty Ratings
Our trails difficulty ratings are generally based on trail condition, steepness of grades, gain and loss of elevation, and the amount and kinds of natural barriers that must be traversed.
These ratings mean different things depending on if the trail was designed for foot use, for horse use, for bike use or for wheelchair use.
|Hiking Trail||Grade||20%||30%||30% or more|
|Trail Surface||Spot Gravel||Roots, imbedded rocks, some logs||No graded tread|
|Mountain Bike||Grade||10%||30%||30% or more|
|Trail Surface||Relatively Smooth||Sections are Relatively Rough||Varied. May need to carry bike|
|Horse Riding Trail||Grade||15%||25%||30% or more|
|Trail Surface||Surface as needed for stability||Roots, imbedded rocks, some logs||No graded tread|
|Wheelchairs Trail||Grade||1-3%||3-6%||6-8% or more|
|Trail Surface||Concrete or Asphalt||Asphalt or very fine crushed rock||Hard packed soil with some rock and roots|
We want your visit to the Willamette National Forest to be safe, enjoyable, and low impact. Before venturing out on any of our trails, please visit our Know Before You Go page.