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Length
3.6 miles
Elevation
615'
Rating
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Trail Reports

  • Mark Kastantin September 29, 2019 at 4:26 pmGreat tread with the recent rain. Needs a few more riders as the vegetation is currently winning the battle to reclaim this trail. Go get it!
  • CORY POULIN April 12, 2019 at 1:40 pmAll dry, quiet and a nice escape. Not a single wet spot, riding great!
  • Grace Ogawa March 31, 2019 at 5:59 pmGood to go! Only a few vanishing patches of mud/snow and otherwise hero dirt all the way. Rode the entire Crazyhorse/Has no Horse loop today and the only significant snow is on the north end of the loop, and then only 2-3 large patches, easily walked-through.
  • Brian Thomas Coop November 10, 2018 at 6:26 pmThe loop is great in places and downright awful in others. Cows are out, but they really aren't the culprit. The northern section (if you're going CCW, from Crooked Arm to the bottom of the downhill) is deep sand. Entertaining going down, but a slog going up. The southern half is riding pretty well - even where it's not rocky. We really just need more winter and more moisture to get it packed in.
  • Ryan Pedersen March 18, 2018 at 6:47 pmMostly tacky dirt with a few small snow/mud patches sprinkled about. Pro tip: always wear long socks at Crazyhorse and H2H no matter the temperature. Those side trail shrubs are vicious bastards
  • Jay Marsh February 3, 2018 at 3:33 pmHero Dirt! All clear and grippy. Enjoy!
  • Jay Marsh December 26, 2017 at 4:44 pmFrozen, firm & wonderful conditions. 1/2" of crunchy, grippy snow on north side of ridges.
 

Trail Description

Crazyhorse is a mountain biking trail that not a lot of people know about on the South side of Horse Ridge proper. The trail is very primitive, narrow and quite technical in spots. Cairns are used extensively and help mark the route.

Crazyhorse starts at the fence line at the intersection of Horse to Horse trail and ends at a gravel road near the end of Has No Horse.

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 » Crazyhorse

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  1. Mark Kastantin says:

    Great tread with the recent rain. Needs a few more riders as the vegetation is currently winning the battle to reclaim this trail. Go get it!

  2. CORY POULIN says:

    All dry, quiet and a nice escape. Not a single wet spot, riding great!

  3. Grace Ogawa says:

    Good to go! Only a few vanishing patches of mud/snow and otherwise hero dirt all the way.

    Rode the entire Crazyhorse/Has no Horse loop today and the only significant snow is on the north end of the loop, and then only 2-3 large patches, easily walked-through.

  4. Brian Thomas Coop says:

    The loop is great in places and downright awful in others. Cows are out, but they really aren’t the culprit. The northern section (if you’re going CCW, from Crooked Arm to the bottom of the downhill) is deep sand. Entertaining going down, but a slog going up. The southern half is riding pretty well – even where it’s not rocky. We really just need more winter and more moisture to get it packed in.

  5. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Mostly tacky dirt with a few small snow/mud patches sprinkled about. Pro tip: always wear long socks at Crazyhorse and H2H no matter the temperature. Those side trail shrubs are vicious bastards

  6. Jay Marsh says:

    Hero Dirt! All clear and grippy. Enjoy!

  7. Jay Marsh says:

    Frozen, firm & wonderful conditions. 1/2″ of crunchy, grippy snow on north side of ridges.

  8. Jeff Moore says:

    Riding well, nice adventure on a rugged trail and great weather. Trail not marked except for one engraved post and sign so be prepared Btw H2H riding fine and seems to have had more traffic

  9. Brian Coop says:

    Not a lick of snow and trail conditions are perfect. Seriously great conditions out there – get some!

  10. Patrecia Hedges says:

    On 11/7, the H2H connector was in great shape with no cow issues and no bike tracks. Weird.

  11. Riding perfect. The Horse to Horse connector is also in really good shape. No snow on the ground. Just great dirt and rocks.

  12. Heidi Faller says:

    Couple muddy spots

  13. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    There are some lose sandy patches and cow pies, but overall in good shape.

  14. Eric Kutter says:

    Not a bit of snow on the Horse to Horse connector trail, all the way from Horse Butte. Actually starting to get a bit sandy in some corners.

  15. Alex Marganski says:

    rode from horse butte to the connector trail to the crazyhorse/gold basin/ holy grail loop. Pretty rideable few snow patches on the north facing slopes but most of them can be ridden through. After you cross the ridge theres a one or two large ones before you start the descent on holy grail. Theres few in the trees of holy grail, so watch out if your maching it into that section.

  16. Eric Kutter says:

    Horse Butte to Horse Ridge is riding great. The connector (whatever that is called from Arnolds Ice Cave to Crazy Horse) has improved greatly over the last year. Crazy Horse definitely bumped me around a bit on my hard tail and was hard to follow in a couple spots. It needs a few more riders.

  17. Natalie Herse says:

    As of Saturday (after the rains) this trail was perfect – no dust/sand. Grasses starting to grow in but still able to follow the trail. Access trails have had cows on them unfortunately. Fun!

  18. Report from Natalie: “As of 2/8/16. Crazyhorse (from Ford road at the corral up Has No Horse and around to the south back down to Ford Road) is perfect. Scant glop on north facing switchbacks, should be gone in the next few days.”

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