Horse Creek Road

Total Miles
9.4

Elevation

775.59 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Horse Creek Road connects the Santiam State Forest entrance area with the Molalla River. It starts on South Family Camp Road and goes to the South Fork Molalla River Road. The Santiam State Forest may be closed because of forest fire damage. Horse Creek Road crosses several private properties, so closed gates are a possibility. A majority of the road is on BLM land. There are several creeks that the road crosses, including Horse Creek and Gawley Creek. When overflowing, Gawley Creek crosses over the road, so be aware of creek levels and the fording capabilities of your vehicle. There are many falls alongside the road, so be sure to look out for them, especially in the S]spring or after rain.

Photos of Horse Creek Road

Horse Creek Road
Horse Creek Road
Horse Creek Road

Difficulty

When overflowing, Gawley Creek actually crosses over the road, so be aware of creek levels and the fording capabilities of your vehicle. Otherwise, the road is fairly smooth, although some sections may be rough.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Shaun Cook
May 26, 2024
2018 GMC Canyon
Open
Muddy/Wet
Washboard
Jerry Hogue
May 25, 2024
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Muddy/Wet
Waterfalls, burnt timber and spring green growth.

Access Description

Start in Molalla, Oregon, and head about 16 miles south to Horse Creek Road.

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