Horse Rock Ridge Research Natural Area

MODERATE 54 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

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19 days 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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20 days 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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20 days ago

Gorgeous view, only saw a few people.

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23 days ago

Gorgeous hike with great vistas!

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Nice three generation hike. Grand babies in backpacks on children's shoulders, dogs romping along, and the grand-folks bringing up the rear. Wonderful views of the Cascades and Coast Range. Good overlooks of several stages of sustained forestry practices.