6 miles
Distance
2,446 ft
Climb
-2,715 ft
Descent
3,441 ft
High Point
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Horseshoe Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Siouxon Area
    Trout Lake, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #96325 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Narrow tread, steep side slopes, and rocky, rugged terrain make the 6.9 mile Horseshoe Ridge trail a challenging trail. Not recommended for bikes or stock. On a clear day, views of Huffman Peak, Siouxon Canyon, and the West Point burn are attractions along the trail as well as huckleberries and bear grass.
The first access point is 1 mile east from West Creek on Siouxon Trail #130. The trail climbs steeply south for 1.5 miles, through a dense second-growth forest, to Horseshoe Ridge. A fire lookout was once located on the northwestern end of the 3,495-foot summit. Continuing east on the ridge, the trail then intersects Road 5700.320. From Horseshoe Ridge the trail drops steeply into Siouxon Canyon, passing through huckleberries and bear grass. The trail rejoins Trail #130 approximately 3 miles past West Creek. On Horseshoe Ridge bear grass and huckleberries dominate the vegetation.

Disclaimer

Not recommended for bikes or stock.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Horseshoe Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -269 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,236 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,505 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,236 ft
  • Grade
    -0.816%
  • Grade max
    -64.689%
  • Grade min
    67.388%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    157 ft
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      Horseshoe Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jun 2, 2018 @ 8:14pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      descended the south western portion. Countless downed trees, dismount every minute or 2, combined with the steepness made it not a very enjoyable...
      May 9, 2017 @ 8:37pm
      May 9, 2017
      Heavy snow still at the midway shuttle point. I rode the southern half on the ridge line. Hike a bike through the snow up to the ridge and the...
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      flag Spencerrides (Jul 4, 2018 at 10:32)
       Type 3 fun. 2500 ft steep ass hike a bike, then a different high post skiddy brake burning descent. I can't forget the climb and havent been back. The descent was rad and we didnt see anyone else for a reason.
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