Horse Creek South Trail #1362


From the South trailhead, the trail enters the Drift Creek Wilderness after 1.6 miles as it descends through old growth Douglas-fir, hemlock and Sitka spruce toward Drift Creek . There is no bridge at the Drift Creek, and crossing can be difficult. The best time to cross is in late summer when water levels are down.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/24/2015: Horse Creek  South trailhead is open. Trail has been cleared to Drift Creek with recent tread repairs. Thank You, Scorpions Trail Crew for your volunteer efforts! Travel alert: Forest road 5200 will have intermittent week-day road closures between May 27 to Oct 1 for road maintenance. Use Risley Creek road 3446 to access Harris Ranch and Horse Creek South trailheads.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations & Guidelines
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Waldport Office

General Information


Access to this trail is at Horse Creek South Trailhead


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 2.4 mb)

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  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles