Trail #140 Horseshoe Ridge

Area Status: Closed

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/08/2023: Trail is closed to the public due to wildfire damage. Due to the Siouxon Fire which burned in the area last October, the Horseshoe Ridge trail remains closed for the time being until an assessment of the damage to the trails occurs and any neccessary hazard mitigration is completed. To view the closure area map, click here. To read the forest closure order, click here . Contact the Mt. St. Helens District for more information at 360-449-7800.
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Amboy, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount Adams Ranger District

General Information


Siouxon Trailhead to Siouxon Trail #130

The first junction with the Horseshoe Ridge Trail is one mile past the West Creek bridge . 


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  Area/Length : 
6.9 miles

  Elevation : 
1300' - 3400'