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Revision as of 18:40, 22 February 2007

The meadows of Horse Rock Ridge
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Elevation gain: 500 FEET

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All seasons, except after winter storms
  • Family Friendly: yes
  • Backpackable: No
  • Crowded: No


Hike Description

From the Horse Rock Ridge Trailhead, go over the boulders and through the chain link fence and travel up the revegetating forest road. The trail is not well maintained and there is likley to be some small windfall to navigate around.

After just under a mile, you will emerge from the dense forest onto the first of a series of south facing meadowed slopes. You will see many critter trails criss-crossing the hillside, but try to stay on the main upper trail to prevent erosion of the thin fragile topsoil. Travel west for about .7 miles to reach the Horse Rock formation- a basalt dike that seems to flow down the hill. There is a small cave on the upper portion of Horse Rock, and there are many flat grassy meadows on the top, perfect for a picnic. On clear days, the views of Jefferson and the Three Sisters are spectacular from here.


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