Wildhorse Lake Trail
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Wildhorse Lake Trail is a challenging hike for the dedicated adventurer. Park at the end of the Wildhorse Lake Overlook Road and follow the trail 1/4 mile to the Wildhorse Lake Overlook. From there, the 1-mile long segment to the lake receives limited maintenance and is very steep and unstable, so use extreme caution, especially if you are carrying a fishing pole! For overnighters, camping is limited to two, established but primitive sites at the lake. Make sure you have a camp stove as fires are not allowed within the Wildhorse Lake basin. Check the sign up sheet inside the registration box to verify if either site is available. There are other sites approximately 3 miles down the canyon if the lake sites are taken, but be aware there isn’t a trail leading into the canyon – the brush is thick and the elvation gain on the way out is almost 3000′ feet.
Elevation Gain / Loss: 1200 feet
Trail Length: 1.25 miles (one way)
Facility Type: Trail
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A related Trip Idea
Perched on Wildhorse Lake Overlook at the top of Steens Mountain, I found myself wondering why, exactly, I should bother hiking down the incredibly steep, rocky trail extending from our feet to the sparkling blue lake below.