Trail #140 Horseshoe Ridge

 

Siouxon General Area Map within the Mount St Helens Surrounding Area.

Siouxon General Area Map within the Mount St Helens Surrounding Area. Trails include: Huffman Peak #129, Chinook #130A, Siouxon #130, Horseshoe Ridge #140, and Wildcat #156. 

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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: 3/07/2018: Trail is not yet accessible due to snow covered road. Recommended 4WD due to rough road. Contact the Mt. St. Helens Ranger District for current info. 360-449-7800.
Usage: Light
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

Directions:

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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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
6.9 miles

  Elevation : 
1300' - 3400'

 

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