Horse Ridge Trail

Total Miles


1,238.43 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

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.

Photos of Horse Ridge Trail

Horse Ridge Trail
Horse Ridge Trail
Horse Ridge Trail


Easy dirt road, bumpy and rocky. Evidence of some down trees from winter storms, bring proper clearing equipment if traveling this trail in springtime.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Andy Zielinski
Sep 26, 2023
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser

Access Description

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

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