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Equestrian Trail Riding the Sherwin Lakes Trail

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  • Sherwin Lakes Trail offers a good short climb with grand views across the caldera and the town, a gentle grade, and multiple switchbacks ending at a small subalpine lake. It's a popular trail, especially in the early summer when the water in the lake is high and the weather is cooler, so keep your eyes out for hikers and trail runners. There are restrooms and generally plenty of room for staging at the trailhead parking area, off Sherwin Creek Road. There's a fun creek crossing right at the beginning, worth scouting when the creek is high. The lake is a great place for picnicking and fishing.

  • Sherwin Lakes Trail offers a good short climb with grand views across the caldera and the town, a gentle grade, and multiple switchbacks ending at a small subalpine lake. It's a popular trail, especially in the early summer when the water in the lake is high and the weather is cooler, so keep your eyes out for hikers and trail runners. There are restrooms and generally plenty of room for staging at the trailhead parking area, off Sherwin Creek Road. There's a fun creek crossing right at the beginning, worth scouting when the creek is high. The lake is a great place for picnicking and fishing.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Binoculars
    • Breast Collar
    • Camera
    • Equestrian First Aid Kit
    • First-aid kit
    • Flyspray for Horse
    • Halter and Leed Rope
    • Hoof Pick
    • Horse
    • Insect repellent
    • Knife
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Map or GPS device
    • Picnic lunch
    • Practical shoes
    • Saddle
    • Saddlebags
    • Smartphone
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Tack appropriate for ride
    • Water

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    5.1 miles
    Trail Surface
    Soil
    Duration
    Half day

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