Horn Gap Trail #1014


From the upper trailhead on Forest Road 2060 at Horn Gap, the first 1.3 miles down to Forest Road 2060-200 is a winding, wide awake single track that opens mid way to a grand view of Mount Ashland. While certainly not extreme, this segment of the trail does offer some technical fun that casual riders may find it difficult to negotiate. Tight clearances, steep side slopes, short radius turns and a couple of slalom courses through the pine saplings to keep you on your toes. At the bottom you turn left on to Forest Road 2060-200 and 1.8 miles on a narrow, pleasant overgrown dirt road to the lower trailhead on Forest Road 2060 once again.

The Horn Gap trail was constructed as a mountain bike "tie trail" to provide a side loop off the very popular Ashland Loop Road (Forest Road 2060). The Horn Gap trail can be ridden or hiked in either direction from the upper or lower trailhead (3.1 miles one way). It can be used in conjunction with Forest Road 2060 to create a 9 mile loop from either trailhead, or an 18 mile "stemmed" loop originating in town at Lithia Park.

Special Considerations: The Horn Gap trail is located entirely within the Ashland Watershed, which is the source of the cities water supply. Special consideration must be given protect the watershed. When fire danger is high, the entire watershed may be closed to all entry during the summer and fall. Use of the trail is not recommended in rainy weather when soils are wet.

Forest Roads 2060 and 2060-200 are closed to motor vehicle use; however administrative traffic (fire and watershed patrol) occurs routinely so be alert for oncoming vehicles. If you’re riding as a loop keep in mind that Forest Road 2060 is narrow, winding and rutted in places. Bikers should control their speed of descent, and be especially watchful for oncoming cars or trucks. Carry sufficient water and a snack or lunch.

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: June
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Ashland, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District

General Information


From Lithia Park (above the Plaza in Ashland, OR) ride or drive up Winburn Way to Granite Street and continue up Granite to Ashland Creek about 1 mile to Glenview (at the fork in the road above the siltation dam). Proceed on foot or mountain bike on Granite Street through the two switchbacks. The road becomes 2060 as you pass through the I5 style gate. Please do not park in front of the gate. From here it is 3.7 miles to the lower trailhead. Parking for two to four vehicles is available alongside the road.

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  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles

  Elevation : 
4,680 feet