Horse Canyon

MODERATE 2 reviews
#11 of 12 trails in

Horse Canyon is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orovada, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

over grown

rocky

off trail

no shade

hiking
6 months ago

You will definitely need a 4WD vehicle to get to this trailhead. You have to cross 3 creeks and the end to the Horse Canyon trailhead is quite rutted. It ends at a little meadow with a primitive campfire ring. Follow the trail to the right where there are wilderness boundary signs to begin the hike. You will have to cross the creek pretty early in the trail, so your boots will get wet especially when the creek is high. It is overgrown in spots and can be easy to get off trail (we did!) so having the GPS map is nice! The "end" (because I think it continues a bit further) is about 3.4ish miles in and has excellent views of the Santa Rosa crest. The snow clinging in the jagged peaks is pretty awesome in the springtime!

hiking
6 months ago