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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
2.4 miles
Elevation
1189'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is good to go, but expect dry, dusty and loose trail surface and/or occasionally deep sandy areas.

Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw March 6, 2018 at 11:45 amDescription is overly dramatic about the location of the viewpoint since a metal cross has been stuck in the rock.
  • Jacob Hartley March 20, 2017 at 4:43 pmEscape from moscow, parkway, check yo self loop all clear as of Saturday.
  • Joe Myers March 10, 2017 at 2:54 pmRode (and walked) up from the bottom today and it wasn't long before hitting quite a lot of snow. I bailed from the trail and hiked up to the top where it's dried out. Attempted riding from the top intersection down to top of sand canyon but there is too much snow on the trail.
  • Eric Kutter November 8, 2016 at 6:54 pmOther than the fact it is crazy steep (no dropper post meant my butt was behind the saddle the whole way down), the traction is great. If you were into downhill, this would be perfect right now. On my hard tail it was just hanging on for dear life.
 

Trail Description

The Holy Loop starts at the top of Horse Ridge just before you drop down Crooked Arm DH. The name was recently given to us by a long time local who has been using horse ridge as far back as the 80’s. During a recession he hiked up the ridge to pray at a nice viewpoint, and he returned enough times to this spot that he eventually wore in a trail. We are not sure on what specific “Loop” he use to take.

The trail rides along the ridge for a ways on a rocky, primitive path and eventually narrows down into a something “similar” to a trail after making a hard right. Rocks are everywhere. The trail heads steeply downhill on an old DH trail for a little ways, then follows more or less an old fire road that is no longer in service. This is the steepest option down the ridge, and this trail doesn’t get a lot of use, so be careful!

This is primarily a winter riding area due to the sandy soils. Winter rain and snow doesn’t hit this area as hard, and trails are often prime in the winter months.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Holy Loop

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Description is overly dramatic about the location of the viewpoint since a metal cross has been stuck in the rock.

  2. Jacob Hartley says:

    Escape from moscow, parkway, check yo self loop all clear as of Saturday.

  3. Joe Myers says:

    Rode (and walked) up from the bottom today and it wasn’t long before hitting quite a lot of snow. I bailed from the trail and hiked up to the top where it’s dried out. Attempted riding from the top intersection down to top of sand canyon but there is too much snow on the trail.

  4. Eric Kutter says:

    Other than the fact it is crazy steep (no dropper post meant my butt was behind the saddle the whole way down), the traction is great. If you were into downhill, this would be perfect right now. On my hard tail it was just hanging on for dear life.

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