Horseshoe Ridge Trail 774

Mount Hood, Oregon

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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.
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by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

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.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Hood
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Mid-June through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, Zigzag Ranger District, 70220 East Highway 26, Zigzag, OR 97049; (503) 622-3191; www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood
Local Maps: USGS Government Camp 71/2-min. quad
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Ridge Trail 774

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