Horse Lake Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Pine, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September.
Directions from Bend: Horse Lake Trail begins from Elk Lake Trailhead, located 33 miles west of Bend on Century Drive. Northwest Forest Pass required.
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.