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 trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.