Horseshoe Bend Trail

EASY 3 reviews
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Horseshoe Bend Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 442 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


whitewater kayaking




wild flowers



An out and back trail that is right along the river. Great views of the water and excellent birding as well. Whitewater Kayaks also put in here as there is a check in station for them at the trailhead. Remember your Forest Pass. During the summer and on weekends this one can get pretty busy since it is right off the road and near a large camp ground.

6 months ago

This a beautiful hike through a lush green forest along the Nooksack River. The trail is very beautifully maintained. A perfect hike for those new to hiking, very kid, and dog friendly. Very little elevation, but just enough to give you a good cardio work out with all of the ups and downs. A few spots are extremely muddy, but still easy to get through. Great views of the river along the way. We didn't hike the last mile since it brought you back out onto the main hwy. Our total r/t was 3.7 miles. Then we ventured down to Boyd Creek trail, only 1/4 mile r/t off of Glacier Creek Rd.

6 months ago

Great trail to start your summer stay in Mt. Baker. Drove up from Seattle in the afternoon did this nice day hike and than had a great meal at Milano's. Perfection in the PNW!

10 months ago

Very easy walk along the river! Great for a day you aren't looking for too much incline!