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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
11.8 miles
Elevation
1590'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Colin DuPlantis March 7, 2018 at 1:27 pmSnow starts in earnest at the first steep section. Not deep, and pretty slushy, but not much fun on non-fatty.
  • Ryan Pedersen February 28, 2018 at 4:24 pmSnow was mostly packed up to Sand Canyon and rideable on any size MTB tire. I broke trail from Sand Canyon to Crooked Arm with my fat bike and was definitely glad to have the extra traction.
  • Colin DuPlantis January 15, 2018 at 6:48 pmGreat condition, packed damp sand, nothing to complain about.
  • Jay Marsh November 22, 2017 at 5:24 pmGreat condition! Cattle gone, cow pies off the trails and tread packed down. Should remain good through rains and until the next snow/freeze. Enjoy!
  • Brian Coop November 9, 2017 at 5:43 pmPerfect conditions right now. Snow didn't really get this far east.
  • 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.
 

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.

60 Seconds on the Backside 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.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Has No Horse

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  1. Colin DuPlantis says:

    Snow starts in earnest at the first steep section. Not deep, and pretty slushy, but not much fun on non-fatty.

  2. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Snow was mostly packed up to Sand Canyon and rideable on any size MTB tire. I broke trail from Sand Canyon to Crooked Arm with my fat bike and was definitely glad to have the extra traction.

  3. Colin DuPlantis says:

    Great condition, packed damp sand, nothing to complain about.

  4. Jay Marsh says:

    Great condition! Cattle gone, cow pies off the trails and tread packed down. Should remain good through rains and until the next snow/freeze. Enjoy!

  5. Brian Coop says:

    Perfect conditions right now. Snow didn’t really get this far east.

  6. 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.

  7. Joe Myers says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Heidi Faller says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. Tim Wilson says:

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

  13. 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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