Horse Lake Trail

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#77 von 156 Wegen in

Horse Lake Trail ist ein 8.6 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von La Pine, Oregon. Er führt entlang eines Sees. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert werden. Die Route ist am besten von Juni bis September zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 8.6 miles Höhenunterschied: 780 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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Directions from Bend: Horse Lake Trail begins from Elk Lake Trailhead, located 33 miles west of Bend on Century Drive. Northwest Forest Pass required.

wandern
3 months ago

I hiked this trail on 10/12. It travels through a lush forest the entire way. Here is what you need to know. The Horse Lake Trail does not actually take you to Horse Lake. It becomes the Red Hill trail which leads you to an intersection (past the creek) with an unmaintained trail. I was certain this would lead me to the lake. It leads to a pretty meadow. If you venture along the Red Hill trail further (left at the intersection), you can pick up the Park Trail to your right. Walk .4 miles. Pass a meadow and look for a user trail to the lake on your right. It was tricky to find in the snow. Neat views of South Sister over the lake. I think the trail goes to the peninsula. We stopped at the viewpoint. Head back to Red Hill, take the Sunset Lake trail to the PCT (left) and Meadow Island for a great loop. You can also see the lake from the Horse Creek Trail which I completed the week before. Cool area.

wandern
4 months ago

Great easy stroll in the woods! Highly recommended

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käfer
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käfer
5 months ago

Fabulous forest trail, beautiful trees and meadows. No views though lovely and shady We hiked 4.5 mi and never reached the lake or Horse Creek. Trail is not too difficult or technical. We were there end of July and the bugs were bountiful but so were the wildflowers. Saw all of 3 people over the 9 miles we hiked. Sweet little hike that's also good for trail running.

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wandern
Thu Jul 26 2018

I came into Horse Lake from the west on the Horse Creek Trail (3514) out of McKenzie Bridge - about a 13 mile hike (one way). After an initial 3 mile, 1,500 ft climb along Roney Creek, the trail is fairly level and is a pretty "green tunnel" kind of hike thru the forest. The trail gets little use so it could also use some maintenance before it disappears. There is also no water after mile 5 so fill up at the Separation Creek intersection. The skeeters were pretty bad - especially at the lake - to the point you are confined to your tent. You should definitely wait until late August or Sept to tackle this one. From Horse Lake, I did the loop down to Elk Lake - it kind fun to have a big fat juicy burger right in the middle of a backpacking trip!

wandern
Sun Jul 15 2018

Lots of mosquitoes out today and we missed the trail we meant to take so ended up on the 8.6 mile hike. Beautiful forest with some lovely wildflowers and a swim in the lake was nice but - when you are expecting a 4 mile hike and end up with an 8.6 mile fight with mosquitoes - it can be disappointing.. Probably won’t do it again anytime soon.

Mon Jul 10 2017

Tried to stay overnight at the lake last weekend but the mosquitoes swarmed us starting about halfway to the lake, just west of the PCT junction. There were patches of snow and one big wet spot about where the mosquitoes started getting bad. It was a beautiful area and would have been a great trip if it weren't for the biters. We ended up turning back at the lake and hike most of the way back to the trailhead before setting up for the night. When we stopped the mosquitoes had died down, but when it started getting dark they returned and we hid away in the tent. Come morning we packed up quick and got outta there. All in all it wasn't a great experience, but like I said it was a beautiful location. I suggest a different time of year maybe (we went early July). At least bring tons of bug spray, it won't stop them from swarming but may keep bites to a minimum.

Camping
Mon May 15 2017

We love Horse Lake. It's an easy pack in and there are great camping spots around the lake. There are usually a few day hikers that come through but overall it's a pretty quiet trail.

wandern
Sun Aug 21 2016

Beautiful, varying scenery through woods and meadows and nothing beats arriving at the lake itself for a nice, private swim before you head back. Beware mosquitos and horse flies for the 20-30 minutes nearest the lake.

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