Shorthorn Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Shorthorn Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2119 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

Directions from Trout Lake: Travel north Primary Forest Route 23 to Forest Route 80. Continue on 80 across the forest boundary and until it becomes Forest Route 8040. Take 8040 north to the Morrison Creek Campground where the trail begins.

hiking
4 months ago

I definitely would not rate this trail as hard. I only did the first 3 miles up to round the mountain trail and back again and it was moderate at the worst. Really easy going trail with a few steep parts that eventually level out. The hardest part is a 10 minute up hill hike at the end that leads to the round the mountain trail and rewards you with a beautiful view of Mt. Adams. Theres a couple cute little streams and TONS of gorgeous wild flowers! This is such a beautiful and peaceful hike. One of my favorite hikes to date!

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Getting to the trail is a bit rugged. The road has large pot holes just before the trailhead. I wouldn't recommend driving to the trailhead in a small car, but you could always park a little ways down the road. The #16 trail starts at Morrison creek campground at 4,500' then slowly climbs up. the trail is easy going with a steady up hill gain. there are great views of Mt. Adams and Mt. hood in the distance. Once you have crossed Crofton Creek the trail zig zags up a steep rocky hill cresting at the Around The Mountain Trail at 6,000'.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015