Horse Lake Trailhead


Large gravel parking area for a hiker trail with small pine trees

The Horse Lake Trailhead is a large rustic trailhead located about 3 miles from Fish Lake Campground. The facility is set in an open pine area adjacent to the Forest Road 66. The large parking area will accommodate several trucks and trailers.

The trail follows the ridge above Lake Fork Creek which is a beautiful drainage filled with aspen and meadows. The trailhead and suggested overnight camping spot is Fish Lake Campground which offers a view of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area and good fishing in the lake itself.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees No fee required.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Wilderness Regulations apply within Eagle Cap Wildernes.
Closest Towns: Halfway, Oregon (23 miles); Enterprise, Oregon (67 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine or Whitman Ranger District

General Information


In Halfway, Oregon travel north on Main Street to Fish Lake Road; Turn right on Fish Lake road and go 3.3 miles to Clear Creek Road; Turn left on Clear Creek Road and go 4 miles to Forest Road 66; Turn right on Forest Road 66 and go on 14 miles to the trailhead entrance on right side of road. Most of the upper forest road is narrow, single land gravel and dirt road.

From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 and go about 8 miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 40.5 miles to Forest Road 66; Turn right on Forest Road 66 and go about 12.5 miles to the trailhead entrance on the left.

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Parking Large parking area for RVs and trucks with trailers
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6850 feet