Pioneer Bridle Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This is a major mountain bike route.  From Glacier View Trailhead (3,600’) this trail descends most of its length to Tollgate Trailhead (1,800’). : Pioneer Bridle Trail connects the towns of Government Camp and Rhododendron. Part of the trail follows segments of the historic Barlow Road. The entire trail stays in the forest and is within earshot of the highway. Provides access to: Pioneer Bridle Trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/29/20: Site opening for the season. Some facilities & restrooms may not be open. Be prepared and pack-out what you brought with you.

05/29/20: Trail open, but be alert for down limbs, debris, or winter damage as trail may not have been cleared.



Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 15th - Oct. 1
Permit Info: State of Oregon Sno-Park permit required November 1 through April 30.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment May 15th through Oct 1.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zig Zag Ranger Station

General Information


From Portland, OR - travel 27.5 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26.  Turn left (north) at the Forest Road 2600-522. The trailhead is on the east side of the parking area towards Government Camp (approximately 0.5 miles east of milepost 44).  The trail leaves from the parking area.

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