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Metolius-Windigo Horse Trail

Beginning Elevation: 5,400 Feet (1683.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 600 Feet (187.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 4,800 Feet (1496.3 Meters)
Length, One-way: 17.3 Miles (28.83 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 99
Usage: Moderate to Heavy

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General Description

This intermittent National Recreation Trail is primarily for horse and pack horse use. A portion of it connects with Trail #45 (Oldenberg Lake) to provide a continuous horseback route along Crescent Lake and then to Windigo Pass. Another portion traverses the west meadow of Davis Lake. Lakes, meadows and various timber types will be encountered via this route. Forest regulations prohibits use of motorized vehicles on this trail to prevent soil erosion.

Directions from Bend: The Metolius-Windigo Horse Trail, Crescent Lake and the Whitefish Campground can be reached on US 97 south to Crescent, then west on the Crescent cutoff road to Oregon 58 turning right on Oregon 58 to Crescent Lake Junction. Turn southwest off Oregon 58 at Crescent Lake Junction and follow the paved road for about 2.2 miles turning right at the first paved road intersection after crossing the railroad tracks. From that intersection, proceed on the paved road (#60) for about 4.2 miles to the camp. This trail can be accessed from via the Whitefish Horse Camp, Crescent Lake, Davis Lake and Moore Creek Trail #40.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Spring through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Horseback Riding This intermittent National Recreation Trail is primarily for horse and pack horse use. This trail can be accessed by the Whitefish Horse Camp.
ICON Mountain Biking

Related Activities
Moore Creek Trail - This gentle trail passes through lodgepole pine, mountain hemlock and noble fir. There is an excellent view of Maiden Peak at Bobby Lake.

Sheep Springs Horse Camp - Located five miles northwest of Camp Sherman the Sheep Springs Horse camp offers ten campsites with vault toilets, creek water for livestock and access to the Metolius-Windigo and Beaver Valley trails.

Three Creek Lake Nordic Trails - The Three Creek Lake Nordic trails are a system of short and longer loops that can be combined for longer trips. There are several different loops and a couple intersections with the Metolius Trail.

Whitefish Horse Camp - The 19 unit campground is designed specifically for horse camping. Each numbers campsite has a picnic table, open fire stove and horse corrals.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Crescent Ranger District, P.O. Box 208 , Crescent, OR, 97733, Phone: 541-433-3200, Fax: 541-433-3224


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