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Walking the Horseshoe Lake Loop Out and Back

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  • This is an easy, mostly-shaded, out-and-back stroll. From the Horseshoe Lake parking lot, walk for a short distance past the tree-kill zone, an area affected by the volcanic nature of the region. Soon you’ll find yourself in fairly dense pine forest, making your way across several small streams that feed the lake. The lake is at its highest level in early summer and diminishes throughout the dry season. When you reach the bridge at the far end, at just over half a mile, turn around and head back. Although this trail is mostly dirt singletrack, it is a well-used, buffed-out path with no significant obstacles.

  • This is an easy, mostly-shaded, out-and-back stroll. From the Horseshoe Lake parking lot, walk for a short distance past the tree-kill zone, an area affected by the volcanic nature of the region. Soon you’ll find yourself in fairly dense pine forest, making your way across several small streams that feed the lake. The lake is at its highest level in early summer and diminishes throughout the dry season. When you reach the bridge at the far end, at just over half a mile, turn around and head back. Although this trail is mostly dirt singletrack, it is a well-used, buffed-out path with no significant obstacles.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Water

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.0 miles
    Trail Surface
    Sand
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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