Bradley Trail

National Forest Development Road 040
OR US

one of the first trails in the area
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Bradley Trail - One of the first trails through the area, The Bradley Trail was named after Bill Bradley who used the trail in the early 1900's as a trade route to the east side of the Cascades. The trail once crossed the Cascades near Windigo Pass and most of the it was destroyed by road building and timber harvest. This is the only section still maintained for public use. The trail meanders through a mixed conifer stand composed primarily of Douglas-fir and hemlock.

Near the end, hikers enter a large grassy opening with widely spaced old growth ponderosa pine. This large flat area known as Pine Bench, was periodically burned by the Indians who used the area for hunting. Now without the burning, Douglas-fir and incense cedar are beginning to encroach. The Soda Springs Trail #1493 intersects approximately 1/2 mile from the eastern end. Most of this trail is within the Boulder Creek Wilderness Area. and is closed to all motorized and mechanical use.

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Bradley Trail
National Forest Development Road 040

, OR US

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