Horse Ridge Mountain Biking

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
11.8 miles
Elevation
1590'
Rating
Forecast
Trails are riding well right now. They may not be perfect.

Trail Reports

  • Erik Johnson March 11, 2017 at 5:22 pmAbout 3/4 mile of intermittent deep snow towards the east end of the trail. After that it's rideable to the intersection with parkway.
  • Joe Myers March 10, 2017 at 2:58 pmFrom the top of crooked arm down to sand canyon it's almost all snow at present. I lost the trail.
  • Eric Kutter November 8, 2016 at 6:52 pmThe entire thing is riding great. Starting to almost get sandy again on the back side, though, compared to a week ago. From Crooked arm out (including Crazyhorse) it could use some more riders to beat back the Sage brush and knock out the grass clumps.
  • Bruce Bradshaw March 30, 2016 at 5:59 pmThe east end's sand is getting pretty loose. There's still a firm center tread, but on the sides you could get bogged down.
  • Heidi Faller March 7, 2016 at 11:40 amParkway to Check Yo Self had a handful of really small puddles, the rest was hardpack.
  • Robert Rekward February 22, 2016 at 6:25 amSunday afternoon had lots of mud on the top of the ridge. Heard it was a lot better early in the morning before the thaw.
  • Tim Wilson February 11, 2016 at 9:15 pmGood from Mad Max to Parkway. Huge improvement from last weekend.
 

Trail Description

Has No Horse can be reached by riding almost to the end of Mad Max Drive. You will see it heading up the hill on the right side of the road.

As much of your elevation was gained riding up the road — the trail is less steep than riding up Parkway or Escape from Moscow. As is typical with all mountain bike trails at Horse Ridge, expect some rocky, technical sections. There will be two fence crossings where you will enter and exit the Research Area. You can exit the trail after each fence crossing. First at Escape from Moscow and second at Sand Canyon.

If you continue on Has No Horse you end up at the top of Horse Ridge at a viewpoint looking to the South. Many people think the trail is finished at this point – but there’s more!

Drop down the backside of Horse Ridge at this point along Crooked Arm and you will then need to cross a road and head up a new, less steep ridge. The trail stays left at the intersection with Horse to Horse (which you may not even notice), and head up and over this second ridge. Chances are you will never see another mountain biker when riding out here. Very remote feeling with nobody around.

The trail is moderately technical in a few short sections and you end at a gravel road about 25 yards West of the start of Crazyhorse on the other side of the road. Look for a large concrete platform that is some type of old holding tank.

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.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Has No Horse

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  1. Erik Johnson says:

    About 3/4 mile of intermittent deep snow towards the east end of the trail. After that it’s rideable to the intersection with parkway.

  2. Joe Myers says:

    From the top of crooked arm down to sand canyon it’s almost all snow at present. I lost the trail.

  3. Eric Kutter says:

    The entire thing is riding great. Starting to almost get sandy again on the back side, though, compared to a week ago. From Crooked arm out (including Crazyhorse) it could use some more riders to beat back the Sage brush and knock out the grass clumps.

  4. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    The east end’s sand is getting pretty loose. There’s still a firm center tread, but on the sides you could get bogged down.

  5. Heidi Faller says:

    Parkway to Check Yo Self had a handful of really small puddles, the rest was hardpack.

  6. Sunday afternoon had lots of mud on the top of the ridge. Heard it was a lot better early in the morning before the thaw.

  7. Tim Wilson says:

    Good from Mad Max to Parkway. Huge improvement from last weekend.

  8. Don Leet says:

    Snowy close to the top of Mad Max. The other. Rideable from the fence to the top though.

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