2.5 miles
Distance
792 ft
Climb
-128 ft
Descent
00:32:15
Avg time

Details

This trail starts at the roadway into Old Baldy Campground and climbs along an abandoned road through open fields and mixed forest. When you reach the top, there is a spectacular view of the Horseshoe Canyon landslide and the rolling rangeland to the north. This trail is excellent for mountain biking to the top of the hill to link up with Beaver Creek Trail.

The trail lies south of Elkwater Lake and west of Ferguson Hill Road. Riding up this trail can be kind of a slog, but it's a ride that can be linked with the Beaver Creek Trail to make a 10 kilometere loop. You'll reach the canyon viewpoint near the top, and the view is spectacular. Here the high, resistant conglomerate that makes up the height of the Cypress Hills has been eroded, forming a steep drop with views all the way to Elkwater Lake. As you ride through the high country of the Cypress Hills, wildflowers are everywhere. The blue of the lupines and the yellows of the locoweed predominate, but an endless variety awaits the curious rider that takes the time to look.

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More Stats for Horseshoe Canyon Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    664 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,779 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,115 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,779 ft
  • Grade
    5.114%
  • Grade max
    -20.267%
  • Grade min
    29.547%
  • Distance climb
    1.6 miles
  • Distance down
    2,045 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,595 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:15
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Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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