Horse Ridge Trail

Total Miles
7.4

Elevation

1238.43 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Most of this trail is on a paved twisty road leading up into the Panhandle National Forest. The pavement ends at the top of the hill and spiderwebs into several dirt trails. Horse Ridge Trail is the furthest left at the top. It runs back along the ridge just above the paved section of the trail. There are lots of trees on both sides of the trail with some evidence of previously downed trees. Take precautions if traveling in the spring and bring equipment to clear if necessary. The trail is bumpy with little rocks and has some good size potholes to keep an eye out for. There are a couple of dispersed campsites right on the side of the trail with views out to the mountains and the area where Fernan Lake is. The trail ends at a nice campsite in the trees, a road closed to larger vehicles and another trail that picks up and might be used to make a loop trail.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

1

Access Description

Take Exit for Fernan Lake, drive past the lake, and up into the Panhandle narional forest.