Horseshoe Bend Trail

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Horseshoe Bend Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deming, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

An out and back trail that is right along the river. Great views of the water and excellent birding as well. Whitewater Kayaks also put in here as there is a check in station for them at the trailhead. Remember your Forest Pass. During the summer and on weekends this one can get pretty busy since it is right off the road and near a large camp ground.

1 month ago

Not easy! But great views. Lots of ups and downs.

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1 month ago

I found this to be a great hike for an older newcomer to hiking. The trail is beautiful all the way. The first two-thirds is quite easy and the last third gets more hilly. I think this is a good trail for a newbie to gauge their own stamina/skill on forest trails before going off on a tougher hike you find you may not be able to enjoy. If you can make it all the way to the end and back without skipping a beat, then you are ready for bigger things If you struggle on the last third of the trail, then keep on conditioning before heading off on more strenuous trails.

2 months ago

Really, really beautiful. I’m used to harder hikes and did this one with my mom and carrying my 3 year old on my back in her hiking pack and managed just fine. The first mile is so easy and goes fast. From there there are a few steep humps and trees down near the end that you have to climb over. The creek was a nice way to cool off and swim and the huckleberries are in and so beautiful. Will probably do this one again when looking for an easier escape into nature

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. The 1st mile is easy going with places to stop along the river. After that the trail narrows and has a number of very short but steep up&down sections. It was raining pretty good this morning and the trail was becoming very slippery on the inclines. Turned around about 2 miles in due to not wanting to slip & fall because of the muddy conditions. Plan to return on a sunny day to go all the way to the end & do some photography. Spectacular beauty along this river trail.

walking
7 months ago

This is an very beautiful trail! There are stunning views of the Nooksack River almost constantly and the trail seems to go on forever. It's very picturesque, I would highly recommend it to photographers.

10 months ago

A little slippery in spots but beautiful along the river. Some trees across trail near the end but we managed to climb over/around.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Pretty along the river, but then the trail just ends in a weird spot. Little odd.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Top 10 of favorite trails.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

I know I am out of shape and was hoping this would be a good starter hike as was mentioned but holy cow it had some rough patches. had my 6 1/2 year old grandson with us and there were a few spots that were a bit sketchy for him. It was a beautiful hike and worth the effort, especially along the river. There were a few trees down but the path went around them easily enough. Be prepared for a couple of what I called goat trails, narrow climbs. Some overgrown areas but not impassable. Enjoy!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Excellent hike with little ones. Fun terrain with spots along the river to soak.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great trail for a causal walk in the PNW

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

This a beautiful hike through a lush green forest along the Nooksack River. The trail is very beautifully maintained. A perfect hike for those new to hiking, very kid, and dog friendly. Very little elevation, but just enough to give you a good cardio work out with all of the ups and downs. A few spots are extremely muddy, but still easy to get through. Great views of the river along the way. We didn't hike the last mile since it brought you back out onto the main hwy. Our total r/t was 3.7 miles. Then we ventured down to Boyd Creek trail, only 1/4 mile r/t off of Glacier Creek Rd.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Great trail to start your summer stay in Mt. Baker. Drove up from Seattle in the afternoon did this nice day hike and than had a great meal at Milano's. Perfection in the PNW!

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Very easy walk along the river! Great for a day you aren't looking for too much incline!

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