Horseshoe Harbor Road

Total Miles


278.21 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an out-and-back trail that is very narrow and not recommended for full-size rigs. Overall the trail has a firm base of gravel and solid bedrock. It starts off as a well-maintained road that narrows to an unmaintained 2-track with progressively more difficult trail features. In the wet season, you will encounter deep water holes, stream crossings, and some mud. One of the main features is the rock wall around the halfway point in the trail. This steep climb has a hard line to the left for those with locking diffs, and an easier line to the right. There is a recent trail washout that has been filled with a tree that requires some technical driving to navigate. There is potential for serious body damage if you fall off this tree into the washout. There are two intersecting trails that offer alternative exits but both are wet and muddy with a higher difficulty rating, so plan your route carefully.

Photos of Horseshoe Harbor Road

Horseshoe Harbor Road
Horseshoe Harbor Road


In the wet season and following any heavy rains, the water is easily 12-18 inches deep on this trail. There are washouts and rock features.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Mark Gates
Jun 24, 2024
2020 Jeep Wrangler
Downed Tree
Huge tree across trail maybe 2' wide towards the end of the trail.

Access Description

Take US-41 to the end of the road and proceed onto Mandan Road for approximately 1 mile to the intersection on your left for Horseshoe Harbor.

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