Shorthorn Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October.
Directions from Trout Lake: Travel north Primary Forest Route 23 to Forest Route 80. Continue on 80 across the forest boundary and until it becomes Forest Route 8040. Take 8040 north to the Morrison Creek Campground where the trail begins.
Getting to the trail is a bit rugged. The road has large pot holes just before the trailhead. I wouldn't recommend driving to the trailhead in a small car, but you could always park a little ways down the road. The #16 trail starts at Morrison creek campground at 4,500' then slowly climbs up. the trail is easy going with a steady up hill gain. there are great views of Mt. Adams and Mt. hood in the distance. Once you have crossed Crofton Creek the trail zig zags up a steep rocky hill cresting at the Around The Mountain Trail at 6,000'.