Horse Rock Ridge Research Natural Area

MODERATE 63 reviews

Horse Rock Ridge Research Natural Area is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sweet Home, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1079 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

hiking
29 days ago

This trail is pretty cool. A nice hike through the woods and then opens up. The trail was a little tricky to find, but nice because not many people seem to use it. Very pretty!

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail through the woods then opens up into the ridge area. Stunning views of the forests around. Was a little bit muddy and slippery in November and the ridge portion I would say is moderate to difficult at times

hiking
1 month ago

Very steep in places, but a fabulous walk that has a little of everything. Starts out as a walk through the forest, then opens up across some rocky grassy plains. Up near the satellite tower and antenna, the trail is a gravel road. Great views to the west overlooking the valley, and to the east, you can see Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson.

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2 months ago

Really great but short hike. Tough to find but once you get to the clearing that says no shooting you’ve reached the trailhead. There isn’t a sign or actual parking area it starts in the woods just look for the little cleaning and go past the fence! Beautiful views!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Pretty blustery- wind and rain, but still beautiful!

3 months ago

One of the best in linn county

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4 months ago

Fun hike. great diversity. Starts in the woods, near a quarry to shoot at. but goes thru woods, over logs, then out into an exposed area. Perfect for viewing..then you hike up wards on this giant back of the mountain towards a cell tower. from there you can explore around and see all over covallis and the coastal range off in the distance. A worthy adversary to check off your list.

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4 months ago

Great little hike through a dense forest that leads to an open mountainous summit. When you see the chain link fence, that's the trail head. Go through it to begin the hike. It's probably best to go right after winter, like Feb-March when the wildflowers are most lush.

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4 months ago

Gorgeous view, only saw a few people.

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4 months ago

Gorgeous hike with great vistas!