Horseshoe Bend Trail

Glacier, Washington

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Hike a gentle trail along a raging river. Perfect for evening and early morning strolls. Perfect for introducing children to the wonders of nature. Perfect for stretching your legs out on the way to Heather Meadows. Perfect for watching diving dippers and daring river kayakers. And perfect for staring into tumultuous rapids. But a terrible place for carrying on a conversation— the river’s roar is deafening, its allure oh-so intoxicating. Despite being easy to walk, near a popular campground, and offering access to a spectacular wild river, Horseshoe Bend surprisingly is not a terribly busy trail. Don't be stunned to find a handful of vehicles at the trailhead, however; the trail may be deserted, but the river may not be. This is a popular launch and take-out for river runners.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike a gentle trail along a raging river. Perfect for evening and early morning strolls. Perfect for introducing children to the wonders of nature. Perfect for stretching your legs out on the way to Heather Meadows. Perfect for watching diving dippers and daring river kayakers. And perfect for staring into tumultuous rapids. But a terrible place for carrying on a conversation— the river’s roar is deafening, its allure oh-so intoxicating.

Despite being easy to walk, near a popular campground, and offering access to a spectacular wild river, Horseshoe Bend surprisingly is not a terribly busy trail. Don't be stunned to find a handful of vehicles at the trailhead, however; the trail may be deserted, but the river may not be. This is a popular launch and take-out for river runners.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Glacier
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 950 feet
Top Elevation: 1,200 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Glacier Public Service Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Baker No. 13
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Bend Trail

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