Horseshoe Trail

Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain2,223ft
Trailhead Elevation2,757ft
Elevation Min/Max2757/4736ft
Elevation Start/End2757/2757ft

Horseshoe Trail

Horseshoe Trail is a hiking trail in Clackamas County, Oregon. It is within Mount Hood Wilderness Area and Mount Hood National Forest. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 2,757 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,223 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: National Forest Development Road 382.

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Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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"Hike up Horseshoe Ridge to the flower-covered crest of Zigzag Mountain and the junction with the Zigzag Mountain Trail. This route offers spectacular views of the volcanic peaks of the northern Oregon and southern Washington Cascades, as well as exquisite wildflower displays. Leaving the trailhead, the Horseshoe Ridge Trail first climbs to the east, through a dense stand of rhododendrons. After making a switchback the route reaches a signboard, with a trail map. Past the map the course continues to climb, making five more switchbacks before reaching FR 388, at 3,100 feet elevation, 0.4 mile from the trailhead." Read more

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Trail Information

Mount Hood National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Hood Wilderness Area
Skill Level
USDA Forest Service, Zigzag Ranger District, 70220 East Highway 26, Zigzag, OR 97049; (503) 622-3191;
Local Contacts
USGS Government Camp 71/2-min. quad
Local Maps

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Dec 2018